Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Argument Writing Project
vaccine hesitancy, science, education
For teachers interested in particular in argument writing: the resources in this mini-unit (e.g, the Media List, Selected Passages, Possible Claims & Counter-Claims) can be harvested for a very engaging and timely argument writing project and assessment, which can be supported by Argument-Centered Education writing resources.
This argument writing project is designed to advance these student learning objectives:
Students will inquire into a crucial public health, public policy, and public science issue, with the purpose of taking a position on whether and how strategies to overcome vaccine hesitancy can work.
Students will improve their ability to locate, identify, and deploy textual and quantitative evidence to support and counter argumentative claims.
Students will practice the process of warranting and reasoning through evidence to support argumentative claims, and to look for and infer flaws or gaps in the reasoning of others.
Students will practice, upgrade, and refine their writing skills through iterative drafts, revisions to address feedback, and production and publication of a final essay draft on the issue.
THIS CURRICULUM GUIDE CONTAINS
Teachers who teach an argument writing project or unit can integrate any or all of the following resources to deepen student learning of argumentation components, engage students in a current issue of peak public importance, and further practice and develop student academic and specifically argument writing skills.
Argument-writing and final essay.