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You are being asked to complete a research paper on the Amazon Rainforest, why it is an important resource, what effect deforestation is having on the planet, and to pose possible solutions.
Thesis: Preserving the rainforest is essential to the well-being of our planet and nations need to develop effective strategies to accomplish this.
1. Why is the rainforest an important resource?
2. Why is it getting destroyed?
3. What are possible solutions?
Your essay will be five paragraphs in length. It will include an intro paragraph, 3 body paragraphs (each addressing one of the major assignment questions) and a conclusion paragraph. You will be using and citing at least three different reputable sources in your paper to prove your thesis. You will need to attach a works cited page (MLA format) to your essay and include in-text citations whenever you use specific facts from your research.
Due date: Tuesday, November 25th at the start of class.
For every day that it is late, you will lose 10% from your grade.
This essay is a summative grade.
Learning Target: 1.3 - I understand biodiversity and the connection between biodiversity and deforestation.