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What Will You March For?

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Erinn Bentley is an associate professor of English education at Columbus State University. Prior to joining the faculty there, she taught secondary English in the United States and in Japan.

Madison Workman is a secondary English teacher in the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Georgia.


Every single day people in this country are advocating – from protesting racism, to fighting for or against legislation, to holding large scale marches in Washington, D.C., to posting a simple Tweet. In this article, two educators will describe how they transformed a "traditional" research paper into a project focused on real-world advocacy. In this project, students analyzed effective persuasive writing in a variety of mediums, conducted research on a topic of personal interest, and composed both a traditional research paper and a protest medium focused on their chosen topic.

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