In this Advanced Placement English class, students hone their skills in writing an argument by working to refute or defend a complex prompt provided by their teacher: Democracy effectively enacted the will of the people during the Industrial Era. In order to develop their piece of writing, students must gather information from various sources (political cartoons, historical biographies, literary texts) and determine whether each one provides support for or detracts from their argument, and consider any counterarguments that can be made.
Things to watch for:
- Students share ideas to form stronger arguments
- Multiple sources of information used