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Learning Adventure

TCS 7th grade students visited SeaWorld for an exciting adventure in preparation for their Writing Assessment Program (WrAP). They learned about SeaWorld’s efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and conserve wildlife. This knowledge helped them prepare for a debate that focused on animals kept in captivity vs. animals that are wild. The students used argumentative skills, such as claims, counterclaims, and logic, to argue their position on the topic. This debate helped instill the elements needed to succeed on the argumentative prompt they encountered on the WrAP. This field trip also enabled them to learn more about God’s creatures and build a relationship with them to encourage a desire to act more responsibly, including recycling, better boating practices, and cleaning up after ourselves, to help protect these animals.