Mini Research Project: The Confederate Flag
Essential Question: Does the Confederate Flag belong on American soil in today's day and age?
Task: Students are given 3 resources and are asked to read, watch, and take notes on the 3 resources. Students are to then make a claim about the issue and write an informative paper that clearly supports the students reasoning using specific evidence gathered from the various texts. This is an opinion free informative writing task.
- 3 resources (title, author, links)
- Note space (may use additional paper if needed)
- Rough Draft Guide (based on a 5 paragraph essay format)
- Editor's checklist
- Final Draft request with Rubric
This is a fantastic way to encourage independent thinking skills, practice informative writing skills, and build student's ability to conduct research in a guided format.
*** Meets Common Core Standards:
W 6.1 Write arguments!
W 6.1a Introduce claims and organize reasons and evidence clearly! W 6.1b Support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence!
W 6.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons!
W 6.1d Establish and maintain a formal style!
W 6.1e Provide a concluding section that follows from the argument! W 6.2 Write informative/explanatory texts!
W 6.2a Introduce the topic/thesis statement; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia to aid comprehension!
W 6.2b Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, details, quotations!
W 6.2c Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts!
W 6.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary!
W 6.2e Establish and maintain a formal style!
W 6.2f Provide a concluding section that supports the info presented!