To start class off, students will review the directions and DUE date for submitting the rough draft of their NHD Thesis. For the second half of today's class, students will continue working on the DBQ Doc Analysis Sheets. We will write our DBQ essay on Tuesday and Wednesday.
While students are working, Mr. Danner will be checking to ensure that students have their completed Historical Context and Timeline.
Tues/Wed: Dec. 6 & 7
Where did we leave off? That's where we'll pick up. DBQ questions and analysis sheets should be completed. Today, we will organize our documents, develop a thesis and begin the writing process.
Pick up on the Power Point from last week at the link below.
Group your documents into "stay" or "quit" buckets and determine which you will choose.
Regroup the documents into three reasons to stay/quit.
Write a five paragraph essay (Intro, 3 body, and conclusion).
Last class, we debated whether our DBQ docs supported a "Quit", "Stay" or "Neutral" postion for our central question (Had you been a soldier at Valley Forge, would you have quit?) Today, students will move on to the essay writing portion of their DBQ:
Choose a position: Either "Stay" or "Quit"
Use the DBQ "Chicken Foot" to plan out your essay
Write a five paragraph essay that answers the central question. Your essay should:
Follow the "From Thesis to Essay Writing" template from the powerpoint (slide 21)