What Can We Do?
Choosing a Topic
How can you, your family, your school, or your community reduce your/its environmental impact?
That is the question you are about to set out to answer, while addressing the researched reasons WHY, and the realistic solutions of HOW.
Here are some places to start looking for ideas. These sites are to help you with your BRAINSTORMING.
National Geographic: Environmental Issues
The Research Process
Over the next few weeks, you will be setting out to prove to your audience how they can and why they should make changes to help our environment. Your work will be done in several different places:
*Language Arts class
*Small groups with your "coach."
The steps will be:
*Brainstorm topic, purpose, & audience
*Find reliable resources
*Organize & outline your ideas
*Write an essay
*Create a presentation for the community
*Publish your writing (by sending it to the intended audience)
Who is Your Audience?
Once you know what your topic and interests are, you need to think about who the best audience for your piece of writing will be. Who are you trying to educate/convince/persuade? Who is in the position to make the most impact by making change?
* your family
*your school board
*your town selectmen
*other town members