The Antropocene

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

After using a 2-read process to identify text evidence in the article “Humans leave a telltale residue on Earth”, students will write an argument that supports naming a new epoch.

Learning Standard

NGSS-ESS3.C 
Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.3 
Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1 
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

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