This 8-page unit focuses on an intriguing prompt that sparks plenty of debate among students: Which is the best era of life: infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, or old age? And why? Within these materials are the full prompt, relevant quotations, and deadlines for a 2-week unit; a high quality model essay; a list of seven tips for revising the essay; a 2-page peer evaluation form; and an instructor's evaluation form. This lesson is designed with either an honors or mainstreamed curriculum in mind and can work effectively from grades 8-12, adjusting requirements and expectations as needed. Check out thumbnails for samples.