See it My Way
In this unit, the student examines aspects of the persuasive genre by reading about current and potentially controversial current and historical events. The student gives a speech and writes a letter to a newspaper editor, and uses other visual media to improve persuasive writing styles and change minds. The student reads and writes about issues that are important to him/her and to his/her community. This unit is a natural follow-up to Unit 12.4, as the student has the opportunity to read and write about current issues and relate them in a historical context.