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2023 Camaya -- Civics in Action: Home

Databases Shown in Class

Use this link if you are IN SCHOOL

1. SIRS Researcher

2. Opposing Viewpoints

3. UMI Proquest

Use this link if you are AT HOME:

1. SIRS Researcher

2. Opposing Viewpoints

3. UMI Proquest

Assignment

Civics Position Paper

In addition to fulfilling the Civics Position Paper requirement, we will also assess your Earned Honors skills for Quarter 4. Below you will find an outline/checklist, MLA citation support, and a rubric. It is imperative that you review the outline; you may be a skilled writer BUT there are unique components specific to our paper that are required. 

DUE DATES

Block 7 → Tuesday, April 18 at 11:59 PM

Blocks 4 and 8 → Wednesday, April 19 at 11:59 PM

Late submissions will be accepted with a reduction of 10 points off for each day it is late. Ms. Camaya will grade your papers and if you would like to revise, you will have the opportunity to.

Outline

[Introduction/Overview]

  • The introduction provides a comprehensive overview of the issue that engages the reader and provides a strong foundation for understanding the argument.

    • Consider the following:

      • Why should society care about this issue?

      • Main purpose/reason for this research 

  • The claim states the essay’s purpose clearly and thoughtfully.  

[Body Paragraph #1]

  • Sub-claim explicitly connects to the claim. 

  • All evidence provided is specific and relevant. 

  • Student thoughtfully explains the significance of the evidence.

  • Student persuasively articulates the specific ways in which the evidence supports the student’s subclaims. 

[Body Paragraph #2]

  • Sub-claim explicitly connects to the claim. 

  • All evidence provided is specific and relevant. 

  • Student thoughtfully explains the significance of the evidence.

  • Student persuasively articulates the specific ways in which the evidence supports the student’s subclaims. 

[Counterclaim & Rebuttal]

  • A  counterclaim is clearly stated. A thorough and compelling explanation is provided for why this alternative perspective is not enough to abandon the student’s original, overall claim. 

[Conclusion & Action]

  • The societal impact of the issue and/or the significance of the issue is addressed in a compelling manner. 

  • What are examples of (un)successful actions in this action on a local/national/global level?

  • What local/national/global organizations work towards this issue? 

  • Analyze power (Who has the power to make actual change? Who would you direct your action towards?)

  • Argue for which action you think would be most effective- what is your solution?