After finishing this unit, students will need time to complete their evidence logs, develop and refine their thesis statements, organize their evidence into an outline, and draft, revise, and edit their essays.The suggested activities that are presented below will help your students think about the unit as a whole as they answer the writing prompt, as well as start to prepare them to write a strong thesis statement for their essay.
Why we have such a fascination with doctors probably stems from many reasons.
But probably the main reason is that they have always been linked to the solution to our greatest fears, Pain and Death.
Follow the link at the end of each assessment step to proceed to the next lesson in the unit.
What does learning about the choices people made during the Weimar Republic, the rise of the Nazi Party, and the Holocaust teach us about the power and impact of our choices today? Students will develop an initial position for an argumentative essay in response to a question about the importance and impact of choices in history.
Before introducing the final historical topic for the essay, the Holocaust and its legacy, now is an appropriate time in the unit for students to review the documents and videos from Lessons 14 to 18 and consider which information supports, expands, or challenges their thinking about the writing prompt.
Students are now ready to reflect on, gather evidence for, and discuss the unit writing prompt in its entirety: What does learning about the choices people made during the Weimar Republic, the rise of the Nazi Party, and the Holocaust teach us about the power and impact of our choices today?
This resource includes lesson plans and writing strategies to help guide students through all phases of the writing process.
Anticipation Guide Activity This lesson introduces the Anticipation Guides teaching strategy. later in the unit to see if students’ ideas about the study of history have changed.
In addition to reflecting on the entire prompt and adding evidence from Lessons 19 to 21 to their evidence logs, you might also ask students to engage in structured conversations or mini-debates that challenge them to support their ideas about the writing topic with evidence and listen actively to their peers.
For many students, the process of talking before writing helps them organize their thoughts, explain their thinking, and develop a clear point of view.