10-18-12

Posted: October 18, 2012 by vanallenphil in Uncategorized

Bellwork:

Type 1: Analyze the image below.  What does it say about the use of Energy in America?

https://i1.wp.com/garmahis.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/american-energy-consumption.jpg

Today we discussed both the positives and negatives of “fracking” for natural gas.  We watched two video clips showing each side of the issue. We also made T charts to discuss the Pros and Cons of this method of gas extraction.
The videos can be viewed below.

GASLAND – Cons of Fracking

The Truth about GASLAND – Counter argument by Natural Gas Now —

We also read two articles about Fracking

CLICK HERE FOR THE CONS OF FRACKING ARTICLE by The Washington Post

CLICK HERE FOR THE PROS OF FRACKING ARTICLE — ALONG WITH THE HOMEWORK by The Daily Reveille (Student newspaper of Louisiana State University)

Homework: Finish your Type 3 Persuasive Opinion Essay stating whether or not you agree with the following statement and why:

“The United States should continue with fracking to advance its energy independence from other nations.”
The three FCAs were:

1)      A strong thesis underlined (5 pts)

2)      Three reasons why the US should or should not “frack” backed up by video or article. Number each reason in margin. (10 pts)

3)      Proper grammar and punctuation (5 pts)

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