3) Grade an essay comparison essay.
Prompt: In what ways did Buddhism reflect Hindu traditions, and in what ways did it challenge them?
9-18-14: We will write for a particular purpose and audience.
Bellringer: What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism?
Write essay-40 minutes
9-23-14: We will analyze the importance of Rome in human history.
Bellringer: List 5 contributions Rome made to western civilization.
1) Finish Rome review
2) poster activity and discussion
9-24-14: Students will be able to analyze and compare 4 primary source documents from the Second-Wave Civilization.
9-16-14: We will analyze the development of traditional philosophy in ancient China and its effect on Chinese society, culture, and politics.
Bellringer: How do the ancient Chinese concepts of yin and yang contribute to gender inequalities in Chinese society?
1) Poster activity from note questions.
2) Finish worksheet on Chinese Philosophy.
9-17-14: We will learn how to write a compare and contrast essay.
Bellringer: Make a chart that analyzes the similarities and differences between Daoism and Confucianism.
1) question posters & discussion of questions and answers.
2) Writing a for World History.
To write a compare/contrast essay, you’ll need to make NEW connections and/or express NEW differences between two things. The key word here…is NEW!
What does that mean specifically regarding the comparison essay? Very simple: the subjects must be easy comparable, so you don’t need to work too hard to point out their similarities or differences. For example:
Essay writing in Higher History is very important. Overall, 70% of your grade will be ascertained from the essays you write, 30% from your extended essay and 40% from your 2 essays in Paper 1 of the final examination.
For example, a comparative essay using the block method on the French and Russian revolutions would address the French Revolution in the first half of the essay and the Russian Revolution in the second half.
If so, you will need to develop a basis for comparison, that is, a theme, concern, or device common to both works from which you can draw similarities and differences.Once you know your basis for comparison, think critically about the similarities and differences between the items you are comparing, and compile a list of them.For example, you might decide that in Great Expectations, being a true gentleman is not a matter of manners or position but morality, whereas in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, being a true gentleman is not about luxury and self-indulgence but hard work and productivity.The list you have generated is not yet your outline for the essay, but it should provide you with enough similarities and differences to construct an initial plan.Once you have listed similarities and differences, decide whether the similarities on the whole outweigh the differences or vice versa.
9-10-14: We will demonstrate an understanding of the rise of state and empire in Eurasia and North Africa
Bellringer: What factors led to the collapse of the Roman Empire?
1) Finish notes on chapter
2) Expand on bellringer (expository essay)
9-11-14: We will analyze the rise of state and empire in Eurasia and North Africa and its impact on the world.
Bellringer: NA Test today
Critique and fix theses statements.
Write an expository essay on the following: Analyze how the advent of urbanization/civilization affected social hierarchies.
8-26-14: Objective: To utilize formal essay writing techniques in answering AP-type historical analysis questions.
Bellringer: 3 positive and 3 negative effects of the Agricultural Revolution
Peer edit and rewrite theses
8-27-14: Objective: To utilize formal essay writing techniques in answering AP-type historical analysis questions.
Objective: To utilize formal essay writing techniques in answering AP-type historical analysis questions.
Bellringer: None-begin your question posters immediately
Write essay on gender hierarchies
8-28-14: Objective: Analyze a primary source document for purpose, audience, speaker, tone, subject.
Bellringer: define patriarchy
9-2-14: Objective: Analyze a primary source document and its historical impact
Bellringer: Why was Hammurabi's Code important, historically?
Analyze Hammurabi's Code
9-3-14 Objective: We will discuss the rise of civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia
Bellringer: How does Hammurabi's Code illustrate the social stratification of Mesopotamian society?
1) Lecture/Notes on Mesopotamia/Egypt
2) Poster activity
9-8-14: Finish essay questions on exam
9-9-14: We will demonstrate an understanding of the rise of state and empire in Eurasia and North Africa
Bellringer: How did Alexander the Great influence the development of culture across southwest Asia and North Africa?
1) Question posters-C.
For instance, a comparative essay on the French and Russian revolutions might examine how both revolutions either encouraged or thwarted innovation in terms of new technology, military strategy, and the administrative system.
Note that the French and Russian revolutions (A and B) may be dissimilar rather than similar in the way they affected innovation in any of the three areas of technology, military strategy, and administration.
She collects homework every day at the beginning of class; to turn it in five minutes late is to turn it in a whole day late. Every piece of writing, whether it is a journal entry or a formal essay, must be typed and stapled. Last but not least, all homework must display a sophisticated level of thinking and writing.