Assessment 3: In Your Own Words
Write an essay using specific examples of how scientific and technological land development have changed people’s perceptions of the natural world.
Trees in a Squeeze
Use the notes below to help you write a cohesive essay.
Paragraph 1: Take a stance.
Have science and technology changed people’s relationship to forests in Durham, North Carolina? Why or why not.
Body: Back up your argument with proof.
Describe the science and technology in 1873 and Washington Duke’s relationship with the land. Describe the science and technology in 1930 and Duke University’s relationship with the land. Describe the science and technology in 1987 and Durham residents’ relationship to the land.
Last Paragraph: Conclusion.
Restate your stance. Summarize your proof. State the long range implications of your argument for society.