This activity is an essay paper for earth science classes (yes, writing in science!). Writing is an important tool for all students, regardless of the subject they are learning. Students can learn about human population and learn how to write an argumentative essay all in one!
This document includes a student timeline, an outline for students to use when writing their paper, a graphic organizer for students to collect ideas and facts, and a grading rubric.
This activity was designed for 9th grade students who do not have many skills in writing. It scaffolds the experience for them. First, students complete the graphic organizer using provided resources. Second, students choose a side of the argument and write a rough draft. Third, students complete a final paper.
Please note that I did not include my resources due to copyright laws. I can tell you about the sources separately, though.
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