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~ Argument: Pro & Con ~


1. Visit sites that are appropriate and on topic.
2. Cite which sites you get any information and images from.
3. Make clear which words are yours, and which are quotes
4. Today, spend 80% of your time on research and 20% on the making of your poster!


WEBQUEST: Animal Testing: Pro & Con

1. Visit the Animal Testing sites below in #3 and take 4+ detailed notes using a KWCS chart. (at least 16 notes total)

2. Include the data used when reading the different arguments.

3. If the data is cited, make sure to write down who provided the data.

PRO: Pro #1Pro #2

CON: Con #1Con #2

International: Global Pro and Con
4. Review ALL your notes

5. Choose a side. Are you pro or con animal testing?

6. Browse your notes and write out a claim for either or both Pro and Con using a mix of simple and compound sentences.

7. Brainstorm and sketch a quick "rough" poster that will argue your point of view. Be sure to include a hook,
your Thesis, your evidence including some with DATA, drawings or images)

8. Using the paper passed out in class, create a final draft of your poster that argues your point of view.

9. Presentation to table / class - Due this week: TBA (depends on SBAC schedule)

10. Complete your index card (for HW) to help you organize for debate -Due this week: TBA (depends on SBAC schedule)

Scoring Rubric for Animal Testing Poster
  Possible Points Table Partner Assessment Self Assessment Teacher Assessment
Hook 10      

Argument /Thesis is clearly stated

Data / Evidence is clear and cited 25      
Spelling and Grammar Conventions 10      
Poster: Creativity, Neatness, and Design 25      
Completion by due date 5      
Total 100      


SEARCH ENGINES, not web sites for a bibliography.

1. Wait for the computer monitors to be pass out the laptops / iPads to your table
2. Be gentle with the laptop / iPad(as you would with a 3 week old baby)
3. Keep sound turned way down....
4. Pick up the laptop with 2 hands and NEVER by the screen!
5. At the end of class, wait for the computer monitors to pick up the laptops from your table




“"Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it was. It takes just
one big natural dissater to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature."
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson


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