Rhetorical Analysis Environment

There are a few environmentally-themed websites I may ask my students to look at to practice rhetorical analysis. They are:
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment
The Anacostia Watershed Society
Sustainable DC
Capital Bikeshare

I will also have them practice analyzing just text articles, possibly including this one:
Goffman, Ethan. "Industry And Environmental Justice." E: The Environmental Magazine 20.1 (2009): 22-24. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 July 2012.

Or I may have them compare the government’s factual report on the cleanup of DC’s Spring Valley neighborhood with the Washington Post’s more audience-friendly narration:

Washington, D.C. Army Chemical Munitions (Spring Valley), EPA web page

Ruane, Michael E. “Metal Detector Joins Hunt for WWI Munitions in D.C.” Washington Post 6 Oct. 2009. Web. 6 July 2012.

For their graded rhetorical analysis, I think I will have the students analyze this pdf brochure from the Tree Pittsburgh project because it has a nice mix of graphics and text:
“Trees for the Future: Creating a Master Plan for the Pittsburgh Urban Forest.” Tree Pittsburgh, August 2010. Web. 6 July 2012.

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