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A Mountain of a Name Change

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Grade 7 | Argumentative  | Text-Dependent


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Read the following primary and secondary source texts on the issue of changing the name of Mount McKinley to Denali. 

Mountain with Two Names

Mountain-size Battle between Stark, Alaska officials

Ohio congressman climbs back into McKinley name change battle

What’s in a Name?

Write an essay in which you summarize the claims of each text. Then consider what the major differences are in the way these articles present their cases. Which author presents the strongest argument? Make an argument to persuade readers to agree with you by supporting your ideas with evidence and quotes from the texts.

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