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Ban the Bag or Not? What Else Should We Know?

This is a media literacy and critical thinking activity in which students analyze a Scholastic news article and a page of a website called Bag the Ban for different perspectives on the use of plastic bags and their effects on our environment.

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Resource Details

Relevant Subject Area(s)

Consumer Education, Environmental Studies, ELA/English Language Arts

Grade Level(s)

Upper Elementary

Media Type(s)



Maureen Gilroy & Sox Sperry

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Resource Standard Common Core ELA Strand
Reading: Informational text (RI)