Assignment #1: Thursday, January 8
  • Topic Choices due
  • Directions: Choose four topics, research in text, and create three bullets (use form provided to you in English class to complete, Preliminary Topic Research). Submitted to SS class.

Assignment #2: Friday, January 23

Assignment #3: Friday, January 30
  • Typed Graphic Organizer Outline due
  • To be printed or shared with English teacher.
  • Reviewed by English and S.S. teachers.

Good argumentative writing depends three specific qualities
  1. Precision in argument and use of terms
  2. Grounding in evidence
  3. Clarity and concision in prose.

PURPOSE: To set up and state one’s claim. Make your introductory paragraph interesting.
How can you draw your readers in?
What background information, if any, do we need to know in order to understand your claim?

Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements*

Assignment #4: Friday, February 13
  • Final Essay and Sources due (non-electronic sources handed in as well)
  • Submit to S.S.
  • Reviewed by Social Studies & English teachers.

Assignment #5: Wednesday, March 4
  • Student Generated Chart / Graph / Political Cartoon due.
  • Emailed or shared to S.S.

Assignment #5: Wednesday, March 9-13
  • Oral Presentations in S.S. class