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Formative Assessment 2: Lake Mead and Las Vegas
In 100-150 words, you are expected to express a succinct, informed response to the question, based on the module content and assigned readings. In most cases there will be no specific correct answer, but your stated position must be supported.
Read the op-ed article "Lake Mead Levels Not Just Vegas Problem".
Explain in your own words why falling water levels in Lake Mead are a problem that reaches far beyond Las Vegas and southern Nevada.
Submitting Your Essay
Bring your typed and printed answers to class.
Scoring and Rubric
Each answer will earn a maximum of 25 points, as described in the rubric below.
|Work Shown||Possible Points|
|Provides a well-reasoned response to the question posed||10|
|Uses correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure||5|
|Includes one or more references to specific materials in Module or assigned reading||5|
|Appropriate length (100-150 words)||5|