WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH GRADE
Project one: take a position
In this project, you will be faced with two problems. Your job is to come up with a fact-based one-page statement in favor or opposed to ONE of those problems.
Problem one: Students should not have smart phones until they are in high school.
Problem two: national symbols should not be used as a form of protest.
Notice that both problems are phrased as statements. You're going to choose ONE of the problems, figure out if you agree or disagree with it, and then be persuasive about your opinion.
Start at the beginning by thinking about what you already know about the topic you chose. Use the handout to