Students will learn how to write an essay by examining a short article about the ownership of the moon answering the essential question: Who owns the moon?
Here is what is in the packet:
1. A short article about the ownership of the moon.
Here is a sample of the article: Land on the moon is for sale! You to can purchase a piece of the moon for a mere 20 dollars an acre or for 25 dollars if you want the mineral rights. Dennis Hope a bar owner and business man says he exploited a loophole in the 1967 UN Outer Space treaty to claim ownership of the moon and other celestial bodies in the solar system. He sells the deeds to the lunar property out of his bar and on the Internet.
More than 6 million people have bought lunar property from Mr. Hope and he has made over 10 million dollars. Even famous people have bought pieces of the moon like Tom Cruise, President Reagan, President Carter, Clint Eastwood and......
2. Questions about the article.
3. A how to write your essay guide.
4. Helpful hints for writing (Great for struggling students and special ed.)