Tracing a Speaker’s Argument: John Stossel DDT Video

Which side are you on? Scholars watch a video of John Stossel discussing the use of DDT pesticide. Learners talk about the purpose of the video and the speaker's argument and then complete a Tracing an Argument graphic organizer while identifying supporting evidence.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow pupils to create a debate about the use of DDT
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson three of 13 in Grade 6 ELA Module 4, Unit 1
  • Complete lessons in order
  • Includes watching a video from YouTube
Pros
  • Incorporates reading with environmental issues
  • Analyzes a different type of media (video) based on the same topic as the text
Cons
  • None
Common Core