Drones: Pro or Con?
Barack Obama: 'drone strikes have saved lives' Pro
Amazon Prime Air Pro
Drones Aren’t Always Bad: They Can Help us Discover Hidden Civilizations Pro
Crackdown on Drones Goes Local Con
Drones in Current News Pro/Con
Crackdown on drone dangers Con
Drones’ dangers Con
Drones' dangers confronted by Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics Con
Drone arrest warning: Full transcript of interview with aviation regulator Con
Assessment Task #1: Gather Research (W.8)
Recently, at a Boise State football game, a small drone crash landed onto the football field and hit a player in the head. The player suffered a small concussion and minor cuts and bruises. No one has claimed responsibility for the incident, but the local police are confident that they will track down the owner of the drone.
Due to protests, the State of Idaho is considering: Should the state of Idaho create legislation banning/restricting drones for personal, commercial, and recreational use?
You are a politically active citizen and student. Your local legislator, who is also your neighbor, has asked you to represent local teens on this issue. He has asked you to research the topic of drones and report back to him. Use the sources below and fill in the notes for them.
Use the note-taking guide to help you gather and process your findings. Check the credibility of your materials using the C.R.A.A.P. Test
Research Task #2: Organize Research (W.5, W.9)
From the sources you have reviewed, use the “pro/con” chart” to summarize three major arguments that support and three major arguments that oppose drones. For each of the arguments, cite at least one source that supports this fact or point of view.
Assessment Task #3: Writing (W.1)
You will now have 70 minutes to review your notes and sources, plan, draft, and revise your report. You may use your notes and refer to the sources.
Your neighbor is so impressed with your research and your position on the argument that she/he actually asks you to report your findings to the legislature, answering the question: Should the state of Idaho create legislation banning/restricting drones for personal, commercial, and recreational use? Be sure that your essay acknowledges both sides of the issue so that people know that you have considered the issue carefully.
Write an argumentative essay/report that answers the prompt: Should the state of Idaho create legislation banning/restricting drones for personal, commercial, and recreational use? Support your claim with evidence from at least 2 of the Internet sources you have read and viewed. You may choose to use additional sources.
* Paragraph 1: Introduce topic and state claim
* Paragraph 2: Provide evidence, warrants, and other details to strengthen and support your claim
* Paragraph 3: Counterclaim, rebuttal, and conclusion
CITING: (Work Cited and Annotated Bibliography needs hanging indent)
Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.
Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available). Medium of publication. Date of access.
A Page on a Web Site
For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, followed by the information covered above for entire Web sites. Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.
"How to Make Vegetarian Chili." eHow. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2009.
An Article in a Web Magazine
Provide the author name, article name in quotation marks, title of the Web magazine in italics, publisher name, publication date, medium of publication, and the date of access. Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.
Bernstein, Mark. "10 Tips on Writing the Living Web." A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites. A List Apart Mag., 16 Aug. 2002. Web. 4 May 2009.
A Listserv, Discussion Group, or Blog Posting
Cite Web postings as you would a standard Web entry. Provide the author of the work, the title of the posting in quotation marks, the Web site name in italics, the publisher, and the posting date. Follow with the medium of publication and the date of access. Include screen names as author names when author name is not known. If both names are known, place the author’s name in brackets. Remember if the publisher of the site is unknown, use the abbreviation n.p.
Editor, screen name, author, or compiler name (if available). “Posting Title.” Name of Site. Version number (if available). Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site (sponsor or publisher). Medium of publication. Date of access.
The MLA does not currently prescribe a citation style for YouTube videos. Based on MLA standards for other media formats, we feel that the following format is the most acceptable for citing YouTube videos:
Author’s Name or Poster’s Username. “Title of Image or Video.” Media Type
Text. Name of Website. Name of Website’s Publisher, date of posting. Medium. date retrieved.
No Author Given
The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2010. Web. 18 February 2015.