ASSIGNMENT: Lewis and Clark Argumentative Paragraph

Lewis and Clark Argumentative Paragraph (15 Points)

Learning Objective: I can write an argumentative paragraph with a claim, transition words, a counterclaim, and a rebuttal.


This week we have been learning about the Lewis and Clark expedition, counterclaims, and rebuttal. In this assignment, you will put together all of the information from this week to create an argumentative paragraph about whether or not Lewis and Clark's expedition was successful.  Feel free to watch the video below for additional tips and tricks on how to complete this assignment.


To turn in this assignment:

  1. Click here to open the Worksheet. The worksheet will open in Google Docs.
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