Discipline: Social Studies
Grade Level: 11th, 12th
©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011
*EXEMPLAR MODULE* Every society operates with a mixed economic system, combining the influences of market and command models in order to form a functioning economy and government. Individual countries have unique combinations of the market and command influences depending on how countries prioritize different economic goals. Students will learn the characteristics of the market and command systems and evaluate the benefits and consequences of each system.
What combination of market and command systems do you believe creates an ideal mixed economy? After reading informational and opinion texts, write an essay that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the texts. Be sure to acknowledge competing views.
Task 2. SS Argumentation/Analysis L1, 2:
[Insert question] After reading ______ (literature or informational texts), write a/an _______ (essay or substitute) that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the text.
L2: Be sure to acknowledge competing views.
L3: Give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position.
Author: Kathy Thiebes
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