Name Class Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest C. E. R. S. Argumentative Essay



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Land Use Conflict in the Amazon Rainforest C.E.R.S. Argumentative Essay
In the last week, you have learned about the six groups that have competing interests in how to preserve and use the resources of the Amazon rainforest. These groups include the Native Amazonians, Rubber Tappers, Loggers, Settlers, Cattle Ranchers, and Environmentalists.

You must choose one of the three questions below to create an argumentative essay using the C.E.R.S. format. Your claim must be clear, concise, and cannot use first person pronouns.

Support this claim with relevant evidence from your textbook and/or Interactive Student Notebook. You must use at least three pieces of relevant evidence found in Chapter 12 of the Geography Alive textbook and/or I.S.N.


Remember to begin the first paragraph with the actual claim. Make sure your claim is precise. Provide high quality evidence (from text or I.S.N.) that directly supports you claim. Each piece of evidence must analyze, explain, or interpret the evidence, as well as connect back to prove the claim. Each piece of evidence should be immediately followed by the reasoning, following the format of evidence-reasoning, evidence-reasoning, evidence-reasoning.

Your final piece of your writing needs to include some form of synthesis. This can provide a concluding statement that summarizes the claim, evidence, and reasoning. This is considered basic synthesis. Advanced synthesis can include a connection, prediction, original insight, application, or implication.





  1. Which group has the most legitimate claim to decide what should be done to preserve or use the resources of the Amazon rainforest?



  1. Which group wants to use or preserve the resources of the rainforest in ways that will be most helpful to the country and people of Brazil?



  1. Which group wants to use or preserve the resources of the rainforest in ways that will be most helpful to people around the world (the global community)?




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