Why Lesson Planet?
How can acknowledging opposing viewpoints reinforce one's argument? Use this New York Times lesson plan to study consumerism and the environmental impact of new products. After reading the article "Whether a Hummer or a Hybrid, the Big Complaint is Fuel Use," middle schoolers discuss the part they can play in solving this problem. This article would be a good way to analyze the way an author responds to conflicting evidence and viewpoints.