We are about finished with our space unit! Currently we are studying the essential question: How has space exploration affected life on Earth? We have been discussing a timeline from the beginning of the space race until 2007. We've learned about various feats and advances as well as some tragedies that have been a result of space exploration. We will be taking the Benchmark next week! A study guide for this Benchmark will be given next week, on Thursday, April 9th.
This week's homework: To write a full page (3 paragraph-- at least 4 sentences per paragraph) argumentative essay focusing on Monday's Bell Ringer. This will be for a formative grade.
-Prompt: "There are rumors that NASA is will be ending its space exploration program. Do you agree or disagree with this decision? Why?"
*At least one full page, of at least 3 paragraphs with at least 4 sentences in each paragraph
*They must explain their argument with at least 5 pieces of supporting evidence
>They can use notes taken in class OR they are allowed to do research in the library/online, but they must cite their source!
*They must provide the opposing argument and their counter-argument. (They may use their Titanic essays from Mrs. Hick's class to help them construct this essay!)
Extra help is available every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. Please remember that you MUST fill out a permission form (below) and turn it in the day before in order to attend.
For some of our projects this year, I will be asking for parent volunteers. If you already know that you would like to volunteer in the future, please contact me. Otherwise, the need for parent volunteers will be included in the weekly update. Thank you! :)