5-15 Write an argument that you would make in support of this project for an exhibit showing minorities and women in the museum.
Imagine that a new museum is being built in Washington ,D.C., to show the important work of people overlooked in history, especially minorities and women. A group of politicians opposes the $150 million being spent on the new museum, saying it sounds like a waste of money to remember these people long since dead.
5-14 5-14 Is there something you would like you do that your parents will not allow you to do? Write an imaginary dialogue between yourself and your parents in which you try to convince them to give you permission to do as you ask.
5-13 Why should kids your age help others? Write an editorial for the school newspaper. Explain why students should volunteer in the community and name various places where they can help, such as homeless shelters, homes for the elderly, and childcare c
5-10-13 Write a letter offering encouragement to a friend or family member who is struggling with a difficult situation. If you cannot think of someone you know personally, write a letter to someone you know about from the news.
5-9-13 Suppose you have a great idea for a new food product. Write a letter to a food company, describing the product and explaining why the company should manufacture it.
5-8-13 Think of something you value highly, that you wish your parents valued, too. Write a letter that will persuade them of its value.
5-7-13 Is fame a blessing or a curse? Write a journal entry telling your opinion and discussing whether you would enjoy being famous.
5-6-13 What issue is going on the news today do you feel strongly about?Write a letter to the editor of your school or local newspaper. Share your opinion. Try to persuade others to agree with you.
5-3 Will society find a ‘cure” for racism or crime or any of the other social ills that plague us? Imagine what it would take to cure a specific social problem. Explain your cure and tell how it would work.