To start of class, students worked on the George Washington’s Farewell Address Quick Assessment. We had a brief discussion after they answered the questions, then moved onto APUSH Review: Breaking Down A Political Cartoon About Ratifying The Constitution. We did the Document Analysis questions as a class, and then the students completed the HIPP parts individually. I am noticing a big difference in their ability to HIPP documents. Practice is making better.
I passed out an essay that will be due on Monday. One thing I’m trying this time is to have them highlight their thesis statements in blue and contextualization in orange. I’m hoping the focus on these two aspects will get them to think more about their writing. We’ll find out Monday.
For the remainder of class, students worked on Sentence Prompts – F&I War – Articles of Confederation. I came up with this idea a few years ago after reading essays that did not expand on ideas enough. I give the students a statement and they are to provide supporting evidence for that statement with an additional three sentences. It’s almost like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” in that the students can write about a variety of things, as long as the sentences support the statement and there are three sentences to back them up.
HW for tomorrow: Sentence Prompts.
Have a great night!