This Research Simulation Task features two paired informational texts that speak to one common claim: Conflict in society influences individuals' decision making. The three texts are socially relevant and culturally diverse texts that expose readers to complex social challenges facing American cities.
Text dependent questions covering CCSS RI 9.2, 9.3 and 9.6 are included to guide students through their analysis of text.
As a culminating task, students will formulate a well-written literary analysis in response to a focus question that challenges student to express their understanding of all three texts. A graphic organizer to aid students in their synthesizing of evidence is included in this unit.