This unit is from Professor Wendy Rouse of the Social Science Teacher Preparation Program at San Jose State University. She shares a specific way to have students talk through an issue that includes document analysis and a summative persuasive writing task. She has also (not included here) a separate essay explaining a research base for this activity that may come later as a CCSS Occasional Paper.NOTE: This excerpt is part of the larger article “Units That Illustrate Measurable Performance Activity Models,” p. 92-107.
Rouse, Wendy L. “Unit 2: Hetch-Hetchy Talk-it-Out.” Social Studies Review, 2015-16, vol. 54. p. 101-107. Part of the larger article: “Units That Illustrate Measurable Performance Activity Models,” p. 92-107. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wendy_rouse/29/