Changing Your City

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Grade Level
Middle School
Social Studies
Length of Time
One hour

Students will write a one to two page paper on what they would like to change in their city and why they believe those things need to be changed.


Learning about their city
Thinking about changes that need to be made
Expressing their opinions

Materials Needed

Notebook paper


First, the students need to think about the changes they think need to be made in their city and write them down. Then, they need to formulate their ideas into a one to two page paper on what they would do to change their city and why. They need to write a topic sentence and then write their paper. After that, they will submit their paper to you for grading.


You can grade them on their realistic ideas, sentence and paragraph structure, and how well they developed their ideas.

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