Analyzing a Writer's Stance

Should college admissions decisions be based on whether whose family members attended? Secondary young scholars read and respond to a New York Times article on the issue of 'legacy preferences' in college admissions. Following class discussion, readers receive a specific point of view in the argument and must research and defend it in a roundtable debate. Students may write a letter to the editor on the topic of legacy preferences.

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Grade
7th - Higher Ed
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
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Research
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  • New York Times article: "A Hereditary Perk the Founding Fathers Failed to Anticipate"
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