Argumentative Writing in Social Studies


Sample Social Studies Argumentative Writing Units 6-11th grade:

Units were developed as a marriage of the ELA Argumentative Writing unit provided by MAISA to the Social Studies Units created by Oakland Schools. The author of the revisions has no affiliation with either MAISA or Oakland Schools, but is a content consultant for Social Studies in Northern Michigan.

Click here for the Argumentative Writing Dropbox
The units in the Dropbox have been revised from the original MAISA argumentative writing units. They include connections to Social Studies that rely on a partnership between both ELA and the SS teachers. The structure of the MAISA units remains intact.

Resources for meeting this Common Core "shift"

Argument writing "Quick Cards" from Transition to Common Core Wiki (
https://transitiontocommoncore.wikispaces.hcpss.org/Secondary+Social+Studies)

6th-8th Grade

9th-12th Grade