This Debate: Natural Resources- Which Are Most Valuable to the State lesson plan also includes:
Class members are each assigned a state's natural resource to research. In pairs, they engage in silent debates: they pass a paper back and forth, writing a line on each turn about why their resource is most important. At the end, partners report who won each debate in a survey of all the resources in a state. The lesson is designed for West Virginia, but the referenced text is not attached. Therefore, allow time for your learners to research natural resources on their own.