Students read the novel Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George. They also will read informational texts and watch videos to gather evidence and trace arguments about the uses, benefits, and harmful consequences of DDT, its affects on the environment, and its use in the battle against malaria. Students will write a position paper and create a scientific poster and present to peers. This task addresses NYSP12 ELA CCLS R.6.1, W.6.1, W.6.4, W.6.4, and L.6.6. Lesson is provided by engageny.org.
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