Students will practice close reading of several articles related to E-waste regulation. After the close reading, students will write an argumentative paper that answers the question, "Should the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality establish and implement rules and regulations banning the disposal of all computer and electronic equipment in Arkansas landfills” as stated in Section 12 of Arkansas Act 1410 of 2001. Students will present their decision and evidence to the class orally in a slide presentation, on a poster or in a video (or any appropriate format). Includes resources to help close reading activities and argumentative paper development.
This could be adapated to different locales by having students research if there are similar rules and regulations in their home state. The suggested time line is 5 days, but more may be required.