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Lesson 8: I Decide: Choosing my Own Labels: Day 2 of 2

Students will discuss the power of labels to influence identity and self-worth, explore debates about controversial labels and write a claim about their effects and usage.

Persuasive Writing
Democr. Foundations
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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.


Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).


Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society


Gather relevant information from multiple sources while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.


Develop claims and counterclaims while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.

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