This resources provides a framework that students will follow for student debate/discussion on the values and drawbacks of bio-fuels (ethanol). Students are given background knowledge and time to research articles about bio-fuels and the impact on the environment and society. Students without a background in research would need instruction from the teacher or library media specialist.
The students research individually. The students initially discuss their research in small groups to clarify meaning and understanding. Finally, the students debate independently.
The lesson provides basic research frameworks; and formative and summative assessment opportunities.