Are People Violent by Nature? Probably

Students read the article "Are People Violent by Nature? Probably," and use the Summarizing Main Ideas activity to comprehend the text.

Adapted from Are People Violent by Nature? Probably by Mr. Millican

By Coach Natalie

Writing Prompt

Human beings seem to have an innate tendency toward violence. Is this true? Is violence and warfare literally part of our genetic make-up?

Luke Glowacki explores this idea in his article "Are People Violent by Nature? Probably." Summarize the claims and the evidence he uses to advance his position. Explain why this topic is important (or worth considering).

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Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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