Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Plastics: What action are we prepared to take?

photo from the Alagita Marine Research Foundation.
Students have been investigating the issue of plastic and the effects of plastic trash on the environment, particularly the oceans. Right now they have mixed opinions about whether parents and other adults are prepared to act to change the way we depend on single-use plastic in our daily lives. Sadly, some students believe that parents and other adults are not prepared to sacrifice convenience in order to protect the environment.

This week students are challenged to present their opinions about the situation in persuasive essay. The essay must reference other texts and use quotes and data to support their opinions.

I look forward to reading their texts on Friday!

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