Evaluating Arguments, Claims, Evidence: Killer Whales in Captivity Debate

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Authentic argument examination! Students first read an informational text that explains the debate about keeping killer whales in captivity that has been especially heated lately due to the documentary film "Blackfish" that debuted in 2013. They will learn the specific points that people, mainly experts, make on both sides of the argument. Then students delve into authentic informational texts that argue for and against keeping killer whales in captivity. You can have students access the documents online or you can print them out for them to use in class. As they read these documents, students identify and evaluate claims and evidence. They cite textual evidence as they analyze. They identify false statements and fallacious reasoning. Finally, they read and summarize a proposal by an expert in the field who comes up with an idea she believes would help phase out keeping killer whales in captivity at marine theme parks. Very Common Core!!!
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Evaluating Arguments, Claims, Evidence: Killer Whales in C
Evaluating Arguments, Claims, Evidence: Killer Whales in C
Evaluating Arguments, Claims, Evidence: Killer Whales in C
Evaluating Arguments, Claims, Evidence: Killer Whales in C