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60 Excellent Argumentative Essay Topics for Middle School

July 8, 2022 //  by  Brittany Ray

One thing I have learned as a teacher is that middle schoolers are excellent at arguing and debating. However, as educators, we must do our best to ensure that students at this age learn to debate with respect and be able to convey their opinions with strength and organization.

1. Should cell phones be allowed at school?


Explain why students should/should not be allowed access to their phones in class or at school.

2. Should exotic animals be kept in captivity?

In real life, many exotic animals live longer in captivity. However, many argue that this is not a way of a good life for the animal.

3. Should there be harsher punishments for a person bullying? 


Bullying has resulted in an uptick in youth suicides over the last decade. Among these hot topics is the issue of punishment: is it enough?

4. Do you feel that specific anti-discrimination laws are a detriment rather than a help to our society?


In 2022, it is no secret that many laws will allow certain benefits to those of different races, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions, etc. Do you feel that these laws have benefited our country as a whole? Or have they made things unfair to those who do not fall into those specialized categories?

5. Explain why or why not: Should students have homework on weekends?


Take a moment to determine whether or not weekend homework helps kids learn more or if it is a detriment.

6. Do you feel the government should dictate what you get for school lunch?


Tired of those whole wheat buns and low-fat chocolate milk? Share your voice about whether or not you feel the government should decide what you get for lunch.

7. Should cigarettes be made illegal entirely?


Because significant amounts of evidence explain the dangers of smoking, do you feel these should be made illegal? Or, do you think doing this would be overstepping personal rights boundaries and lead to making other things illegal?

8. Should gym class (physical education) be a requirement?


Explain why gym class should or should not be a requirement throughout your school career.

9. Should the drinking age be lowered to 18?


This long-standing argument on the age for drinking has waffled between these two concepts: if you're old enough to die for your country, then you're old enough to have a beer, and the human brain isn't developed enough. What do you think?

10. Do you think that the government should do more to fight against human trafficking?


Create an excellent argument explaining whether or not the government is doing a good job or not in fighting against human trafficking.

11. Do you think there should be automatic screen time limits for children?


Answer the above question and create a strong claim stating your opinion. You must back it up with evidence that supports your claim.

12. Explain whether or not animal testing should be outlawed.


Animal testing is used on anything from the medication people use daily to lipstick and body washes. Explain whether or not you think animal testing should be outlawed or made more strict.

13. Do you feel like there should be a death penalty?


Many people argue that the death penalty is inhumane. However, others that have lost a loved one to a violent crime may feel differently. What do you think?

14. Do you feel illegal immigrants should be granted all the same rights (and more) than nationalized citizens?


Always a fight in national elections is this concept of illegal immigrants being granted many benefits that ultimately cost the American people money. Explain your stance on this debate and how these granted rights benefit or harm the U.S.

15. Explain why America is or is not ready for a female president.


Now that we have the first female vice president, do you feel that the United States is ready for a female president?

16. Explain your stance as to whether schools should or should not have school uniforms.


Explain your stance on whether or not uniforms neutralize the environment and prevent bullying, or whether they limit personal expression.

17. Should violent video games be banned in the United States?


Are violent video games bad? Do they promote violence? Or are they just a pastime with which kids play and have fun?

18. Is milk terrible or suitable for you? 


While many would never know this is a controversial issue, it is. The United States has had long-standing business deals with dairy farmers. In turn, promoting the consumption of dairy products in the United States. However, recent science has challenged whether or not the use of dairy products is good for you. What do you think?

19. Are hot dogs that bad for you? 


4th of July and hot dogs are an American tradition, but is it worth the bad stuff?

20. Is going to online college the same as attending college at a university?


Some argue that online college isn't the same. What do you think?

21. Explain whether or not the electoral college should be eliminated.


Many argue that the electoral college is no longer relevant because of the population burst. Others provide an argument that it keeps things fair in largely populated states.

22. Should someone be able to keep wild animals as pets if they have the means to care for them?


Explain how unregulated care of wild animals as pets could be a detriment. Or, explain your stance on how this can be a benefit.

23. Should the school day be extended for a long weekend?


A more extended weekend does mean a longer school day. Explain the benefits and detriments of this particular argument.

24. Should the government have more say in what is or is not "fake news"?


With social media being used by the vast majority of people in the world and is owned primarily by one person, the issue has come up as to whether or not the government should have a hand in making the news on social media fair.

25. Do you feel art courses should be required pre-requisites for any college degree?


A math major, why wonder why they need to take art history. On the flip, others say it provides different world perspectives. What do you think?

26. Do you agree or disagree that parents should be responsible for childhood obesity?


The argument here is that our parents are responsible for their child's obesity in the same way they are required to be responsible for all other aspects of their child's life?

27. Explain whether you agree or disagree with allowing patients to have physician assisted-suicide in the case of terminal illness?


This topic has long been the source of many moral concerns. To argue that this is "playing God" why others believe it is the patient's right to die with dignity.

28. Explain your stance on whether wind farms are a good or bad idea.


Are these useful, or are they a waste of money? You decide.

29. Should college admission criteria be less stringent?


Getting into college is difficult for those who don't have the best grades. Should this be an issue?

30. Do you believe brick-and-mortar schools are still necessary for today's post-pandemic society?


During Covid, we all were at home and learned from home. Explain whether or not actual school buildings are needed.


Who doesn't love a cute puppy? Should every campus have its pet?

32. Is the student per class limit too high?


Do some research to determine if a lower teacher-to-student ratio benefits learning.

33. What are the most influential cons of sports athletes in the college industry being paid to play?

Recently, legislation has passed allowing college athletes to be paid for their service. Do you think this has made things fair or not?

34. Should a felon have their right to vote revoked?


Some states allow felons to vote while others do not. What do you think is fair?

35. Do you believe kids should get an allowance?


Explain your stance on what is fair.

36. Do you believe the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) is doing a good job regulating what gets put in our foods?


37. What do you believe is the appropriate age to begin using social media (i.e., Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.)?


Some say six, some say never. Explain your stance and what ages are appropriate for social media use.

38. Do you think it is necessary for 12th-grade students to have to take a civics exam before graduation?


The argument here is that students attending public school should have to know the same things people becoming citizens of our country need to know. What do you think?

39. Should elite athletes be allowed to use performance-enhancing drugs?


If these were allowed, would the "playing field" be leveled? Or should these drugs continue to be illegal?

40. Do you believe that a college education is necessary for everyone?


Explain if you think everyone needs college or if it is ok to go different routes?

41. Have the Native Americans had justice from having their land taken?


Many believe the Native Americans have not had proper retribution for the brutality experienced many years ago. What does? What do you think?

42. Do you think the act of cloning DNA presents a moral issue?

Here we have another issue of morality and the argument of scientists "playing God," while others argue that this kind of science can lead to excellent medical benefits.

43. Should the government have more strict gun control policies?


The questions arising in the media are whether or not the issues with gun violence are a state of mental health, access to firearms, or the gun itself.

44. At what point should children begin doing chores?


45. The moral stain of the slavery of African American people in early American History is undoubtedly present. Do you feel the government promotes hate or love with the straight talk of racism?


Many argue that our government is promoting racism through its ongoing talk of inequities, while others argue that racism is not as prevalent as it once was.

46. Should employers have the right to require a Covid-19 vaccine?


Some argue that this violates personal rights, while others argue it is for the greater good.

47. Do you think electronic voting machines make the election procedure fair or unfair?


Some say these voting machines allow for more significant errors, while others say paper does. What do you think?

48. Do you believe politicians should be allowed to be "lifetimers"?


Should certain people be in control of our government for decades? Or should there be more strict limits?

49. Is climate change something we can truly make a difference with? Or is it much bigger and stronger than us?


Please explain how this tremendous task of preventing climate change is something that we can do or is it something that we cannot control no matter what.

50. Should the voting age be lowered?


Many high schoolers believe by 16, they should be allowed to vote. What do you think?

51. If protecting the environment is of utmost importance, should bottled water be banned?


Bottled water produces mass amounts of waste each year. Conversely, these companies generate millions of dollars that boost the economy. Which is more important?

52. Should the FDA allow GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in our food?


Some argue this helps farms, and others say it threatens our health. What do you think?

53. Is daylight saving something the U.S. should keep, or should it be abolished?


Many argue that this law is outdated and we don't need it anymore. Please do some research and tell me what you think.

54. Should excellent grades guarantee a scholarship?


Many students graduate high school with a 4.0 GPA and no scholarships. Is this fair?

55. With the separation of church and state, should churches continue to be exempt from paying taxes?


56. Should school have better security?


In light of the violence in public schools, should the government pony up the cash to give schools better security?

57. Should the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour?


The argument here is whether or not the person making your french fries at McDonald's should receive $15 an hour when someone with a college education teaching in their first year could make close to the same salary. What do you think?

58. Has artificial intelligence gone too far?


Is it weird that your phone listens to everything you say? Explain whether or not artificial intelligence is a benefit or a detriment.

59. Should public education at the college level be tuition-free?


If K-12 is free, then why do public universities cost so much?

60. Should the government dictate which books should be allowed in the classroom?


Hitler, at one point, got rid of any books that would provide a different viewpoint than he wanted his people to have. Do governments (local or national) have a right to dictate the books we read?

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Writing a strong argumentative essay teaches students to make a case for their own point of view without relying on emotion or passion. These argumentative essay topics provide options for kids of all ages, including controversial subjects and some that are just for fun.

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Science and history argumentative essay topics, life and ethics argumentative essay topics, social justice and civics argumentative essay topics, more argumentative essay topics, what’s the difference between argumentative and persuasive essays.

These two types of essays are similar, but there are some subtle and important differences .

  • Author’s purpose: In an argumentative essay, your job is to simply convince the reader that the point of view you’re presenting is valid, even if it doesn’t change their mind. Persuasive essays seek to sway the reader to adopt your point of view over any others.
  • Method: Argumentative essays rely heavily on well-researched facts and logical assertions. In a persuasive essay, the writer may use a blend of emotion and facts to win over the reader.
  • Audience: Persuasive essays require a specific audience, since the writer must acknowledge and attempt to overcome their potential objections. The writer of an argumentative essay is simply making a statement, so knowing their audience is less important.
  • Viewpoint: A persuasive essay writer should believe their point of view is the only correct one, and try to persuade the reader to agree. Argumentative essays acknowledge other points of view, but use reason and logic to argue that the writer’s point of view is best.

Persuasive and argumentative essay topics often overlap. The difference is in how the writer approaches the topic. When you assign one of the topics below as an argumentative essay, remind students to use research, reason, and logic to make a strong but dispassionate argument.

  • Should physical education be part of the standard high school curriculum?
  • Schools should require recommended vaccines for all students, with very limited exceptions.
  • Should all students have the ability to attend college for free?
  • What one class should all high schools students be required to take and pass in order to graduate?

What one class should all high schools students be required to take and pass in order to graduate?

  • Do you think homework should be required, optional, or not given at all?
  • Students should/should not be able to use their phones during the school day.
  • Should schools have dress codes?
  • If I could change one school rule, it would be …
  • Is year-round school a good idea?
  • Which is better, private schools or public schools?
  • Should every student have to participate in athletics?
  • Do you think schools should ban junk food from their cafeterias?
  • Should students be required to volunteer in their communities?
  • What is the most important school subject?
  • Are letter grades helpful, or should we replace them with something else?

Are letter grades helpful, or should we replace them with something else?

  • Should schools be allowed to ban some books from their libraries?
  • Which is better, book smarts or street smarts?
  • Are single-gender schools better or worse for students?
  • Are computers making teachers obsolete?
  • Students who fail a test should be given a chance to take it again.
  • Is it acceptable to use animals for experiments and research?
  • Vaping is less harmful than smoking tobacco.
  • Do we really learn anything from history, or does it just repeat itself over and over?
  • Is it OK to keep animals in zoos?
  • Should we ban plastic bags and bottles?
  • Should we still consider Pluto a planet?

Should we still consider Pluto a planet?

  • It’s important to spend tax dollars exploring space, instead of on other things.
  • Is there life on other planets?
  • Who was the best/worst American president?
  • Should vaccines be mandatory?
  • Are GMOs more helpful than harmful?
  • Is animal cloning ethical?
  • Should human cloning be legal?
  • Should we use stem cells from human embryos for scientific research?
  • Is it better to provide drug addicts with treatment instead of punishment?

Is it better to provide drug addicts with treatment instead of punishment?

  • Should we ban the use of fossil fuels?
  • Can we truly do anything about human-caused global warming?
  • Are electric vehicles better than gas-powered ones?
  • Was life really better “back in the day”?
  • Choose a foreign conflict (e.g., Vietnam or Afghanistan) and argue whether or not the United States was justified in getting involved.
  • The most important challenge our country is currently facing is … (e.g., immigration, gun control, economy)
  • Does social media do more harm than good?
  • The best country in the world is …
  • Are men and women treated equally?
  • Is it better to be vegetarian/vegan than to eat meat?
  • Should little kids be allowed to play competitive sports?
  • Who faces more peer pressure, girls or boys?
  • Should kids have set bedtimes or just go to bed whenever they’re sleepy?

Should kids have set bedtimes or just go to bed whenever they’re sleepy?

  • Which is better, artificial Christmas trees or real ones?
  • Playing violent video games is bad for kids and teens.
  • Parents should track their kids using their cell phones.
  • Are paper books better than e-books?
  • All kids should play on the same sports teams, regardless of gender.
  • All paper documents should be replaced with electronic versions.
  • Is conflict necessary for change?
  • Is war ever justified?
  • A strong middle class is vital to the economy.

A strong middle class is vital to the economy.

  • Is the local minimum wage truly a living wage?
  • Should we do away with gender-specific public bathrooms?
  • Is a progressive income tax better than a flat tax?
  • Capital punishment does/does not deter crime.
  • Would it be better to legalize, tax, and regulate all drugs (including alcohol and cigarettes) instead of banning them?
  • Parents should be punished for their minor children’s crimes.

Parents should be punished for their minor children’s crimes.

  • The government should provide free internet access for every citizen.
  • Is democracy the best form of government?
  • Is capitalism the best form of economy?
  • Should all Americans be required to vote?
  • Should we change the minimum driving age in the United States?
  • Do you think the government should find a way to provide free health care for everyone?
  • School-age children should be allowed to vote.
  • We should/should not abolish the electoral college.
  • Are “Stand Your Ground” laws effective?
  • Supreme Court judges should be appointed for fixed terms.

Supreme Court judges should be appointed for fixed terms.

  • Does segregation still exist in the United States?
  • We should/should not continue building a wall between the United States and Mexico.
  • Will stricter gun control laws help control mass shootings?
  • Should we make the path to American citizenship easier?
  • Is the American justice system inherently racist?
  • Should we redirect some or all police force funding to social services?
  • Should the United States implement a universal basic income?
  • Choose a fictional character and explain why they should be the next president.
  • What animal makes the best pet?
  • Who is the world’s best athlete, present or past?
  • Which is better, reading books or watching TV?
  • Is a taco a sandwich?
  • Should kids be allowed to stay up as late as they want?

Should kids be allowed to stay up as late as they want?

  • What’s the best video game system?
  • Kids shouldn’t have to go to school on their birthdays.
  • Is video gaming a sport?
  • Are beauty pageants sexist?
  • Should kids get participation trophies for sports?
  • Are stereotypes ever right?
  • Is there any benefit to teaching proper grammar and spelling, or should we allow language to be descriptive instead of prescriptive?
  • All teenagers should have part-time jobs.
  • Should kids have limits on screen time?
  • Is it better to read fiction or nonfiction?
  • Should kids have to eat everything on their plate, even if they really don’t like something?

Should kids have to eat everything on their plate, even if they really don't like something?

  • Is it better to spend an hour a day reading or exercising?
  • Is graffiti an act of vandalism or an art form?
  • Should society hold celebrities to a high moral standard?

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Exploring 6th Grade Argumentative Essay Topics offers young students a valuable opportunity to delve into the art of argument and express their thoughts effectively. In this collection of thought-provoking writing prompts, students can argue their points of view on various topics that resonate with their age group, from the role of social media in their lives to whether video games should be banned in school. These prompts encourage students to share their stance on relevant issues, such as the length of the school year or the necessity of homework, fostering critical thinking skills and honing their ability to present persuasive arguments.

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School and Education Argumentative Essay Topics

  • The Impact of Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing or Distracting?
  • The Importance of Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools
  • The Role of Standardized Testing in Measuring Student Knowledge
  • The Need for Comprehensive Sex Education in Schools
  • The Pros and Cons of School Uniforms: Fostering Equality or Limiting Expression?
  • The Debate Over Year-Round Schooling: Academic Advantages and Disadvantages
  • The Value of Homework in Enhancing Learning
  • The Significance of Arts and Music Education in the Curriculum
  • The Influence of Cell Phones in the Classroom: Learning Tool or Disturbance?
  • The Impact of Bullying Prevention Programs in Schools
  • The Ethics of Zero-Tolerance Policies: Effective or Excessive?
  • The Necessity of Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities
  • The Role of Physical Education in Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
  • The Controversy Surrounding School Vouchers and Choice
  • The Debate Over the Length of the School Year: Benefits and Drawbacks.

Persuasive Writing Prompts For The 6th Grade Student

  • Persuade your classmates to participate in a community service project to benefit your neighborhood.
  • Convince your teacher to allow more creative assignment freedom by choosing your topics.
  • Write a persuasive letter to your principal proposing improvements to the school cafeteria menu.
  • Argue for or against giving students a longer lunch break.
  • Persuade your parents to let you have a later bedtime during the weekends.
  • Convince your classmates to support a school recycling program.
  • Write a persuasive essay on the importance of reading for pleasure.
  • Argue for or against the idea that students should have access to cell phones in school.
  • Persuade your friends to choose a specific book for the next book club meeting.
  • Convince your teacher to replace traditional homework assignments with project-based learning.
  • Write a persuasive letter to your city council advocating for more parks and green spaces.
  • Argue for or against having school uniforms.
  • Persuade your parents to take a family vacation to a destination of your choice.
  • Convince your classmates to participate in a charity run or walk.
  • Write a persuasive essay on the benefits of pet adoption from a shelter rather than buying one from a breeder or pet store.

Argumentative Writing Unit for Grades 5-8

  • The Impact of Screen Time on Children’s Development: Striking a Balance
  • The Need for Stricter Regulations on Junk Food Advertising to Children
  • The Role of Homework in Student Learning: More Harm Than Good?
  • The Benefits and Drawbacks of School Uniforms: Choice or Compulsion?
  • The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing: Assessing Knowledge or Creativity?
  • The Importance of Teaching Internet Safety in Schools
  • The Debate Over School Start Times: Health vs. Convenience
  • The Significance of Arts Education in a Well-Rounded Curriculum
  • The Impact of Bullying on Mental Health: Zero Tolerance or Restorative Justice?
  • The Role of Cell Phones in the Classroom: Distraction or Learning Tool?
  • The Ethics of Animal Testing in Scientific Research: Necessary Evil or Inhumane?
  • The Influence of Social Media on Teenagers: Connection or Isolation?
  • The Debate Over Year-Round Schooling: Continuous Learning or Burnout?
  • The Necessity of Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools
  • The Pros and Cons of School Vouchers: Choice or Undermining Public Education?

Argumentative Essay Topics For Middle School Students

  • Should Students Have a Say in School Policies and Rules?
  • Is Homework Beneficial for Middle School Students?
  • Should School Cafeterias Serve Healthier Food Options?
  • Is It Important to Learn a Second Language in Middle School?
  • Should Students Be Allowed to Choose Their Books for English Class?
  • Is Technology a Distraction or a Helpful Tool in the Classroom?
  • Should Middle School Students Be Required to Wear Uniforms?
  • Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence on Middle Schoolers?
  • Should Physical Education Be Mandatory for All Middle School Students?
  • Is Bullying Prevention Education Effective in Schools?
  • Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Middle School Classrooms?
  • Is Standardized Testing an Accurate Measure of a Student’s Knowledge?
  • Should Middle School Students Learn Financial Literacy?
  • Is Inclusive Education Beneficial for Students with Disabilities?
  • Should Middle Schoolers Have a Later School Start Time?

Argumentative Writing Prompts for Middle School

  • Is it fair for middle school students to have a say in school rules and policies?
  • Should schools assign homework to middle school students, or is it too much for their age?
  • Are school cafeterias providing healthy enough food options for middle schoolers?
  • Should middle school students be required to learn a second language?
  • Is it better for middle school students to choose their books for English class?
  • Are electronic devices like tablets and laptops beneficial tools or distractions in the classroom?
  • Should middle school students wear uniforms to school, or is it unnecessary?
  • Is social media a positive or negative influence on the lives of middle schoolers?
  • Do middle school students need mandatory physical education classes to stay healthy?
  • Are anti-bullying programs in schools effective at preventing bullying?
  • Are standardized tests accurately measuring a student’s knowledge and abilities?
  • Should financial literacy be taught to middle school students?
  • Is inclusive education beneficial for students with disabilities in middle schools?
  • Is it a good idea to have a later start time for middle school to allow students to get more sleep?
  • Are video games good or bad for the cognitive development of middle school students?

Argumentative Essay Prompts About Government and Policy

  • Does the government have a responsibility to provide free healthcare for all citizens?
  • Should the voting age be lowered to 16 to increase youth participation in elections?
  • Is it necessary for governments to implement stricter gun control laws?
  • Should the government regulate the use of social media to protect users’ privacy?
  • Is a universal basic income a feasible solution to address poverty and inequality?
  • Should the government provide financial incentives for renewable energy adoption?
  • Is it ethical for governments to surveil their citizens for national security reasons?
  • Should the government fund space exploration and research?
  • Is affirmative action a fair policy for promoting diversity and addressing historical discrimination?
  • Should the government implement stricter regulations on the use of pesticides and chemicals in agriculture?
  • Is mandatory military service a necessary policy for national defense?
  • Should the government invest in infrastructure projects to stimulate economic growth?
  • Is the death penalty an effective and just punishment for heinous crimes?
  • Should the government provide subsidies for the arts and cultural preservation?
  • Is it ethical for governments to engage in diplomatic negotiations with authoritarian regimes?

Social Justice and Civics Argumentative Essay Topics

  • Does income inequality undermine social justice, and what policies can address it effectively?
  • Should voting be made compulsory to ensure civic participation and equal representation?
  • Is affirmative action necessary for achieving racial and gender equality in education and employment?
  • How can the criminal justice system be reformed to address racial bias and mass incarceration?
  • Should hate speech be protected under the First Amendment, or should there be stricter regulations to prevent harm?
  • Is access to quality healthcare a fundamental right, and how can healthcare disparities be reduced?
  • Should schools teach comprehensive sex education to promote reproductive rights and sexual health?
  • What measures can be taken to address police brutality and promote accountability in law enforcement?
  • Is the death penalty just, and should it be abolished to prevent wrongful executions?
  • Should undocumented immigrants have a path to citizenship and access to social services?
  • How can society address discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in various aspects of life?
  • Should individuals be allowed to choose their gender identity on official documents?
  • What policies can be implemented to combat human trafficking and protect vulnerable populations?
  • Is climate change a social justice issue, and how can we address its disproportionate impacts on marginalized communities?
  • Should governments take more aggressive measures to address homelessness and provide affordable housing?

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What is a good topic for an argumentative essay?

A good topic for an argumentative essay could be whether violent video games harm children’s behavior.

What is an argumentative essay for Grade 6?

An argumentative essay for Grade 6 is a written piece where students express and support their opinion on a specific topic, presenting arguments and evidence to persuade readers of their point of view.

What is a good argumentative essay topic for kids?

A good argumentative essay topic for kids could be whether cell phones should be allowed in the classroom.

What is an argumentative essay for middle school?

An argumentative essay for middle school is an essay in which students in grades 6-8 present arguments and evidence to support their position on a specific, often controversial, topic, such as whether bullying should be addressed more effectively in public schools or if there should be mandatory physical education classes to promote healthy lifestyles.

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6th-grade students are asked to write essays more frequently. And one of such is the argumentative essay. However, some students face difficulties writing their essays.

It is important you note that writing a good essay depends on the topic to a large extent. Thus, to get a head start on finding 6th-grade argumentative essay topics, read this article. Also, you shall learn about what an argumentative essay is.

What is an Argumentative Essay?

To find argumentative essay topics easily on different platforms, you need to understand what an argumentative essay is. The argumentative essay is all about arguing. Also, it is about debating a topic, which is debatable.

Furthermore, the main focus and aim of the essay are:

1. To convince the reader in believing your position.

2. Also, to persuade the reader to accept your position.

Thus, a student should know how to argue on a specific topic. And this is without using any shallow or fluffy content.

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6th Grade Essay Topics on General Issues

Below are some 6th-grade argumentative essay topics:

  • Should plastic be banned?
  • Pollution due to Urbanization
  • Education should be free
  • Should Students get limited access to the Internet?
  • Selling Tobacco should be banned
  • Smoking in public places should be banned
  • Facebook should be banned
  • Students should not be allowed to play PUBG
  • Health is wealth.
  • A stitch in time saves nine.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  • Where there is a will, there is a way.
  • Time and tide wait for none.
  • Should same-sex marriage be allowed?
  • Is racism ok?

Controversial Essay Topics for 6th Graders

We all know that argumentative essays must be based on controversies. However, there are some topics that are more controversial than others.

In the list below you will see some of the topics used the most for writing argumentative essays. Take a look:

1. Does having tattoos mean someone is a bad or mean person?

2. Why should euthanasia be allowed?

3. Should same-sex parenting be allowed?

4. Is ok to judge people regarding their social status?

5. Should we tolerate discrimination?

6. Are energy drinks healthy?

7. Should there be gun control measurements?

8. Is prostitution ok?

Should adults stop drinking milk?

9. Why should marijuana be legal?

Argumentative Essay Topics on Immigration for 6th Graders

Argumentative Essay Topics on Immigration for 6th Graders

There are also 6th-grade argumentative essay topics on immigration. If you are assigned a paper about immigration, note it. Make sure to look for topics to write about. And this should come from hot present and past subjects.

Below are some great argumentative essay topic ideas on immigration to consider.

1. Immigration is the biggest problem in the US today.

2. How does immigration impact the minimum wage in the US?

3. What should the EU do to undocumented immigrants?

4. How can the US immigration policy be improved?

5. Analyzing the positive impacts of immigration in the US.

6. How did the immigration system in the US change after 9/11?

7. What is the effectiveness of using border walls to control illegal immigration into the US?

8. What are the main problems associated with immigration in Europe?

9. Immigration and criminal justice: How are they related?

What are the sources of illegal immigrants in the EU?

Most Repeated 6th Grade Argumentative Topics on Animal Concern

Most Repeated 6th Grade Argumentative Topics on Animal Concern

Essay topics on animals tend to be very interesting. Also, they are passionate too. And this is because we live with animals. And we tend to have a great attachment to them.

Are you looking for a 6th-grade argumentative essay topic about animals? If yes, then note. We have topics in areas such as conservation, animal rights , and testing, among others. Here are some great suggestions.

  • Why is medical animal testing justifiable?
  • Euthanizing stray animals is ethical.
  • It is more critical to conserve endangered animals than non-endangered ones.
  • Capturing and keeping wild animals as pets is unethical.
  • Sophisticated animals such as primates should not be used in laboratory tests.
  • Dissecting animals as a study tool in schools is unethical.
  • Tethering animals such as dogs is inhumane.
  • Hunting as a sport is a great pastime.
  • Conservation is bad: Why we should let nature take its course and allow animals to get extinct.
  • Killing domestic animals for meat and other products is inhumane.

Music Amazing Essay Topics

It is also a fact that writing an argumentative essay in music can be fun. Also, it can be very satisfying. This is because you have more flexibility to look at music.

Now; not just from the entertainment point of view, but from how it relates to other disciplines. Here are some great topics to argue about in music.

  • Is modern pop music as great as the pop music of the 1960s?
  • How did the development of the internet affect music?
  • What role does music play in a country’s development?
  • How do you think portable devices’ evolution will affect the music industry in the future?
  • Is music a disturbance in the modern workplace?
  • What is the future of music streaming on top sites?
  • Music producers have more power in shaping the industry than musicians.
  • Will the era of downloading spell doom for the music streaming industry?
  • Is parental label warning on music with offensive lyrics necessary?
  • Should violent lyrics be banned?

The above topics are award-winning essay topics. As such, you can learn from how they are formed.

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