I created this to use with my students after reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. Students research Euthanasia and take a stance as to whether or not they agree or disagree with the principles that govern Euthanasia. Then, they write a 5-7 paragraph argumentative essay.
**Note: When I used this, my class focused primarily on euthanizing animals rather than people. It still made for fantastic discussions and debates, but wasn't quite as controversial with the parents.