Monday 1/27 - Discuss pages 14-18 / Questions you have
Tuesday 1/28 - Review of test
Wednesday 1/29 - Unit 6 test
Thursday 1/30 - Unit 7 pages 2-5
Friday 1/31 - Sacco and Vanzetti background material /reading /annotation
Work Coming up:
Tuesday 1/28 - Unit 6 Project
Wednesday 1/29 - Unit 6 Test
Friday 2/7 - Unit 7 Assignment 1
Wednesday 2/12 - Unit 7 Assignment 2
Monday 2/24 - Unit 7 Project Due
Friday 2/28 - Unit 7 Test
Enduring Issues Essay - Same essay all year.
Identify an enduring issue based on a historically accurate interpretation of three documents. --This is the what?
Define the issue using evidence from at least three documents --- This is the what?
Argue that this is a significant issue that has endured--- analysis: how and why?
How the issue has affected people or been affected by people --- analysis : how and why?
How the issue has continued to be an issue or changed over time - (follow this through history going backward and forward) --analysis: how and why?
Include outside information from your knowledge of social studies and evidence from the documents (make sure you cite the documents used – parenthetical citations).
Still struggling? Think about setting it up with 5 paragraphs: Paragraphs 2-4 need specific historical and/or modern examples and details. General statements need to be backed up with facts AND you
Need analysis. Two ways - by language (this was a significant change in history) and answering in the essay questions that lead to analysis
Types of questions that are answered in the essay that show analysis are: why is it important? What did it change? How did it impact people or America? Was it good? Why Was it bad? Why?
1st paragraph - This is the introduction of the issue and the essay - Identify/define/expain why it is an issue and is it the same and/or different over time. MUST use the words "enduring issue"
2nd-4th - Body Paragraphs
2nd: Background on the enduring issue -- further explaination of why it is an issue and the impact on the U.S.
3rd: How it has affected people -- good and/or bad How people have had an affect on this issue -- good and/or bad ( could be laws/ ideas/ changes/institutions/research/etc)
4th: How it has changed or stayed the same over time --- what is the same during different times ......what is different during different times
5th- Conclusion - wraps up the essay. NO NEW INFORMATION IN THE CONCLUSION. NO FIRST PERSON nor personal pronouns (you) NO "As you can see"
Ultimately you need to think, study, know current events and be engaged every day in class.
Two other options to organize the essay
Option 2 - choose 3 documents you can strongly support and organize by topic tied to those documents. Set up body paragraphs based on TOPIC and weave in the documents and outside information. MAKE SURE YOU write about affect on people and changes/similarities
Option 3 - the hardest / read the documents. Focus on what you can strongly discuss as an enduring issue and have the documents to support this (it is a bit of the opposite of option 2 - you are fitting in docs with knowledge rather than knowledge backs up topics and docs). For this option do NOT force fit an enduring issue if it does not relate to the topics of the documents AND make sure stick with one enduring issue throughout and material that is connected throughout the whole essay.
AGAIN --- never start a paragraph with In (document 1) it shows. That is not an essay. EACH paragraph starts with a topic sentence and the whole paragraph is about a topic using documents to explain and support the topic.
Citation of documents must be done correctly. In the map it show.......explanation.......................................(doc 3). This is a change because.........
Other document examples: In the chart it shows; The author Susan James explains; The passage on civil rights states; The photo of the Civil War shows; The ecoomist James Whitehead states; The Supreme Court in the case Plessy v. Ferguson decided....
Then in your own words you explain the document and cite the document at the end of the sentence using parenthesis. (doc 5); (doc 3); -- document and then the number it is. Period after the second parenthesis.