Students read Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and explore the question of what makes a novel “representative” of its era.
Students research taxes and choose one tax to take a position on and argue for action (or not) based on their research.
Students write an argumentative paper about school violence in the United States, using evidence from research.
Students research a whistleblower and take a position on whether he or she should be punished or pardoned.
Students compare lyrics and poetry and make a case for the worthiness of lyrics being taught in literature.
Students read Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and explore issues of racism in book and the value of teaching it.
Students study British poems about the impact of World War I and compare to modern day effects of war.
Students write an argumentative essay about the value of taking writing courses in postsecondary education.
Students analyze a learning experience from their life and write a paper to address the question: How do we best learn?
Students practice rhetorical reading and writing by conducting research on a political, social, or economic issue.