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Analyzing and evaluating an argument

Standard Basis:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.5

Task:

Samuel Bass tries to explain to Northup's "master," Edwin Epps, why slavery is wrong. List the points in his argument and evaluate whether Bass uses evidence, structure and sequence that make his argument clear (even though Epps is not convinced).

Associated Story: 12 Years a Slave

Media Credits

Wendy Quinones

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