Write an Editorial

From: Stephanie Wong <wongtong@connect.ab.ca>
Subject: Write an Editorial
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:30:38 -0700 (MST)

Here is a classroom project that I posted to discuss-lfm a few months ago.
Any current space topic will do.:

>An activity to improve your students' communication skills.  Sometimes, a
>student might give their opinion on a topic, but when you ask them why, they
>say "I don't know".  This activity gets them started into supporting their
>Get your students to write an editorial about why should there be missions
>to Mars? (or for the very hot topic of Cassini with the plutonium)
>Write an intro to state the issue and your stand.
>Write a few paragraphs of your reasoning supporting the stand.
>End the editorial with a closing paragraph.