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     Should We Get Rid of the
              Penny?
In 2001 United States Representative Jim Kolbe introduced legislation to Congress to eliminate the penny coin
in most transactions. Although this legislation failed, there are still consistent calls to eliminate the penny as
the smallest-denomination United States coin.

After carefully reading the sources from packet you received, write an essay, on your own, in which you
develop a position on whether or not the penny coin should be eliminated. Use two to three of the sources for
support.

As we read the articles about whether or not the penny should remain a form of currency in the Untied States,
keep track of quotes that are for and against getting rid of the penny.

    For getting rid of                                           Against getting rid
         the penny                                                   of the penny
In addition to the sources provided to you about the penny, you must find one additional source to use in your
paper. When considering what information you want to include in any research paper, you must consider how
reliable your sources are. Consider the following definitions:
Reliable
adjective
1 reliable, dependable
worthy of reliance or trust; "a reliable source of information"; "a dependable worker"
2 authentic, reliable
 conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief; "an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"
 3 dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)
 worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable source of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be
true for there are those who trust me"

What sources do you know or think may be unreliable and not worthy for a research paper?



What sources do you think are the most reliable?




In the computer lab, find an article that is for and/or against getting rid of the penny. The article MUST be
reliable. Start your search using the following magazine/news websites:

        money.cnn.com
        www.cbsnews.com
        www.newyorker.com
        www.chicagotribune.com

If you are not satisfied with those results, try typing something like “should we get rid of the penny?” into a
Google news search. It MUST be a news search. If you are not sure how to do this, ask Ms. Christensen. If you
choose to use an article from a cite other than the ones above, you must okay it with Ms. Christensen.
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        Works Cited Rough
              Draft
Use your MLA citation handout from the library to create a correct citation for each source about the penny.
Although you will not include each of these citations on your final works cited page, this worksheet requires a
citation for each of the sources I provided you (1-6) and a citation for the source you found on your own (7).

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After you have decided which sources you will be using to support your argument for or against getting rid of
the penny, type up an official works cited page to include at the end of your final paper. The final page must be
ALPHABETIZED!

Your final page must be formatted correctly. Make sure to refer to your MLA citation handout from Mrs. Rawle!

				
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