Writing Prompt: Is walking out of school to protest a powerful or pointless exercise? Do students have a right to express their beliefs this way? How much responsibility and control do schools have in this situation? Write a strong persuasive essay, arguing one side of the debate about student protests. Back up your ideas with specific textual details from articles, videos, and research.
Writing Prompt:What lessons can we learn from the Holocaust and the Japanese Internment Camps during World War II? Why was it important for witnesses of history to tell their stories?
Write a synthesis essay about the textual connections between the Holocaust, the Japanese Internment and their lessons for our world today. Cite at least three of the texts listed below from the World War II unit to support your ideas.
Well-organized multiple-paragraph essay.
A clear thesis statement (main argument).
Textual evidence from three or more sources, with analysis (cited in MLA Format).
Checked for spelling/grammar/mechanics.
Typed in MLA Format (Times New Roman, 12 point, Double Spaced) in Google Classroom (classroom.google.com).
Is technology a positive of negative influence on teenagers?
How has the Internet and Social Media changed the lives of teenagers?
How are we different in real life vs. online?
Write a persuasive essay, with a clear argument and support. You must use outside evidence, either from in-class articles or research on the internet. All sources must be noted in MLA Format on a Works Cited page after the essay.