Student Sustainability Essays

Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." - Native American Proverb

What is sustainability and why is it important for our students to think about sustainability issues in our environment? These are two questions the seventh grade Whitcomb Middle School students on Team 7A looked into as they learned about global warming and the rising interest in alternative energies. To do so, they conducted research using EBSCO host, organized their information with source notes, and wrote a persuasive essay. Finally, the students evaluated each other’s drafts anonymously, using a specific rubric.

We hope you enjoy reading these essays!

Phyllis Goldblatt, 7th Grade Teacher

7th Grade Students' Essays