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Argument Writing

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Article of the Week w/ prompts from Dave Stuart: http://www.davestuartjr.com/resources/article-of-the-week-aow/ 

Tons of prompts: 301_Prompts_for_Argumentative_Writing.pdf

 

Interactive Essay Map: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/

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Documents & Resources for writing your argument essay

Class Handouts

Recommended Research Options

  • Vermont Online Library link:

http://find.galegroup.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=vol_d23s

 

 

 

Sugar tax resources:

 

Sugar tax: Is it beneficial or is it unfair?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_tax 

http://www.rwjf.org/en/culture-of-health/2012/10/arguments_for_anda.html 

What is a 'regressive tax'? http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/regressivetax.asp 

 

 

 

 

 

Some background information:

History channel on renewables in US (40 min):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1pyFBt5IgQ 

Renewables: How much & what kind (11:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEWYLbQXg4U 

 

 

 

Some articles to get you started on researching your topic:

Wind 

Energy 101 (2 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsZITSeQFR0 

5 minute video; http://vtdigger.org/2011/11/16/evslin-the-economics-of-lowell-mountain-wind-the-video/#comment-25880 

Wind-wind article & questions.pdf

The answer is not blowing in the wind Germany's radical plan to push green energy.pdf

Wind takes Iowa by storm.pdf

Harvesting the Wind A New Crop for US Farms.pdf

Creating a rustle why some people just don't like wind.pdf

 

Solar 

Documentary by Global Documentary News- world-wide (48 min):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr-grdspEWQ 

GSA Teams With Army on Pentagon's Largest Solar Power Project Yet.pdf

Opposing Viewpoints in Context.pdf

Video: http://www.newslook.com/cengage/527/videos/547381-off-the-grid-meeting-the-demands-on-solar-energy 

Geothermic 

Studies in the Area of Geothermics from Texas A&M.pdf

New Geothermics Study from Oklahoma State University.pdf

 

Hydroelectric 

Energy 101 (3:50): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpigNNTQix8  

Northern Pass Receives Key Approval from ISO New England.pdf

Trees, not towers Forest Society opposes Northern Pass.pdf

'People of a Feather' doc unveils green technology's dark side.pdf

Releasing rivers once all the rage to build, more and more dams are coming down.pdf  

Biofuels 

4 reasons to consider selling ag waste for energy.pdf

Research Underway For Companion Plants To PV.pdf

Cellulosic ethanol takes a hit.pdf

Biofuels utility rising from houses to industries.pdf   

Other sources

The golden age of gas.pdf  

MINES, INDEPENDENT ENERGY PARTNERS, INC. AND DELPHI CORPORATION BRING NEW OIL SHALE.pdf

renewable-energy market each comes with its own pros and cons.pdf

 

 

Additional Articles (difficult reading level):

 

 

For Thursday, 5/8 - periods 6 & 7

  1. Pair up with one computer                        
    1. (Pair up with someone interested in the same energy source)
  2. Watch the videos & take quizzes for 'Everyone'
  3. Explore your chosen block (A - E)
  4. Reflection (use half sheets on back table) on energy sources:
    1. List 2 new things you learned from today's videos/quizzes
    2. Write 2 questions you still have (What do you still need answered?) 
  5. Read silently in your chosen independent reading book 

 

 

Everyone:

power grid: http://video.pbs.org/video/2225770744/  

 See global energy use:  http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/world-electricity-mix/ 

energy challenge video: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/great-energy-challenge 

 

NOTE about quizzes below: Wait for the Start Quiz  to appear to begin the quizzes 

Quiz on vocabulary: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/energy-vocabulary-quiz/  

Quiz on World Energy: http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/world-energy-quiz/ 

 

Pick ONE source & explore videos within its block below - sections A-E

(Wind     Solar     Biofuels     H20     Water power)

A. Wind 

Video

 

An insanely interesting & colorful map:

 

B. Solar 

Videos

 

Quiz

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/energy/great-energy-challenge/solar-power-quiz/  

 

C. Bio Fuels 

Video

D. Fuel Cells (H2O) ---- for LB

Videos

 

 

 

E. Water power

small scale: http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/microhydropower-systems  

 

The Dam Challenge: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.bbdamchal/the-dam-challenge/ 

 

Steps 4 & 5: WRITE Reflection & silent reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting started with Diigo, an online a bookmarking tool: http://help.diigo.com/no-toolbar-simple-diigolet/getting-started-with-the-diigolet 

 

Interactive Essay Map: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/

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