Continuity and Change Over Time Essay

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Continuity and Change Over Time Essay

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Purpose

The essay expects you to analyze historical changes and continuities that have shaped events and developments through history.

Students will be able to recognize change as it occurs in history and identify and understand the causes of change.

Students will be able to recognize factors which remain the same and which allowed this to continue over time.

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Official Description

Points

Description

1

Has an acceptable

thesis.

1

Thesis

2

Addresses all parts of the question,

though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly.

2

Address

Question

Addresses most parts

of the question: for example, addresses change but not continuity.

(1)

3

Substantiates

thesis with appropriate historical evidence.

2

Evidence

Partially substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence.

(1)

4

Uses relevant world historical context effectively to explain continuity and change over

time.

1

Global Context

5

Analyzes the process of continuity and change over time.

1

Analysis

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Steps

Step 1: Process the question- what is it asking me to do? What are some key phrases? What is my background knowledge of changes and continuities?

Step 2: Build a framework- Create a timeline or graphic organizer to outline your information.

Step 3: Build your essay- Create your thesis statement.

Step 4: Write it- Be sure to use analysis of continuities and changes.

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Outlining

The essay prompt will lead you to choosing a specific method of essay writing. You need to be fluent in multiple approaches and be ready for any type of prompt.

These are meant to be tools in your toolkit that you can employ at will.

Your essay requires a starting point, transition and ending point.

Pre-writing is mandatory. You should spend 5 minutes organizing and outlining your essay.

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Structure

Intro paragraph with thesis and support information (2 changes + 1 continuity OR 2 continuities + 1 change).

3-4 body paragraphs (1 each on major points with historical evidence and links to global context).

Conclusion restating thesis and showing that you have proved your case.

Whatever organizational structure you take needs to include BOTH continuity and change and the analysis of both. Connect continuities and changes to the global context (what is happening around the world at the same period?).

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Basic Thesis Creation

In the period _______ to _________, _________ changed from __________ to ___________ and _______ changed from _________ to _________, while _________ stayed the same.

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Pre-Write Options (Chart)

Characteristics at Beginning of Time PeriodChanges and ContinuitiesCharacteristics at End of Time PeriodSignificant Changes, Turning Points, or Developments1.2.3.Significant Continuities1.2.3.

Reasons WHY Changes/

Continuties

Occurred

1.

2.

3.

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Pre-Write Options (Timeline)

Continuities

Beginning Date End Date

_______|________|_______|__________|_________|_______|________

Changes

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Organization Options (Chronological)

Topic

Paragraph

#1 Beginning/Early

Paragraph #2 Middle

Paragraph

#3 End/Late

Topic #1:

Topic #2:

Topic #3:

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Organization Options (Chronological)

Thesis Paragraph

Background

Thesis

Preview

Body Paragraphs #1-3: Early/Beginning, Middle, Late Changes

Beginning Situation (Change from what?)

Change(s) at/near beginning including type of change (sudden, gradual, etc.)

Analysis of process of change (effects? Cause)

Comparison to global context (what does this tell us about other areas at same time period?)

Body Paragraph #4: Continuities

What characteristics exist throughout the period? What caused the continuities? What is the global context?

Conclusion

Restate thesis

Review points

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Organization Option (Topical)

Topic

Beginning/Early

Middle

End/Late

Paragraph

#1

Paragraph #2

Paragraph #3

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Organization Option (Topical)

Thesis Paragraph

Background

Thesis Statement

Preview

Body Paragraphs #1-4 by Topic

Beginning situation (change from what?)

Change(s) including description of type of change (sudden, gradual, etc.)

Evidence of change (time period, specific example)

Analysis of process of change (cause? Effect?)

Continuity (what characteristics stayed the same?)

Comparison to Global Context (what do these continuities and changes compare to the larger world context during the same time period).

Conclusion

Thesis Statement

Review

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Target Language

Terms to Explain

Changes

Terms to Explain

Continuties

Previously…

Before…

Until that time…

Up to that time…

Formerly…

From

that point forward…

Over time…

As things evolved…

In the _______ century...

Then comes the period of time when ____________...

BECAUSE…

Throughout this period…

Continued

to…

Persistent…

Lasting…

Enduring…

Ongoing…

Constant…

Sustained…

Maintained…

BECAUSE…

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