Text based evidence is all the rage these days. The Common Core puts great emphasis on it, as does the PARCC.
This article written by me allows students to learn about the Arizona Act and also see multiple perspectives surrounding its controversial ruling.
The open ended question asks students to make a judgment and then support their thinking using the text.
These types of activities will allow students to become more critical thinkers as well as become more adept at using text to support their thinking.
I made sure to put in enough details so that any reader could be for or against the law and still have enough support for their thinking.
The article is based on true events that actually occurred in Arizona in 2010.