Support and Relevant Evidence Essay

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Thirteen Colonies Essay Assignment Aim: What was life like in the thirteen original colonies? Learning Targets: ● I can describe colonial America.
● I can analyze information by comparing and contrasting.
● I can use maps, graphs, and charts to express my ideas.
● I can express my ideas in writing using correct spelling and grammar. This task is completely individual. You will be writing a two­part, five­paragraph essay: 1. In the first part you will describe your specific region.
2. In the second part you will compare and contrast the region you chose with another region. The following list is a breakdown of what should be in each paragraph. Use this as a checklist to complete your essay. ➢ 1st Paragraph (Introduction) o State your region (New England, Middle, or Southern). o What types of people lived there and what were their reasons for moving there? o This paragraph must contain at least two pieces of evidence from any primary or secondary source that we have used in class. nd
➢ 2 Paragraph (Body) o Identify the colonies that made up this region. o Describe the geography and climate of this region. o Explain how the people in this region made money. o This paragraph must contain at least two pieces of evidence from any primary or secondary source that we have used in class. rd
➢ 3 Paragraph (Body) o How were children in this region educated? o What religion(s) were practiced in this region?

o What forms of government did they have? o This paragraph must contain at least two pieces of evidence from any primary or secondary source that we have used in class. th
➢ 4 Paragraph (Body) o Compare the region that you chose to write about to one of the other regions. o Identify at least two similarities and two differences between the two regions. o This paragraph must contain at least two pieces of evidence from any primary or secondary source that we have used in class. th
➢ 5 Paragraph (Conclusion) o Restate or echo your introduction. o Pose a question and stress why your essay is important. Below, you will find how your essay will be graded:
Criteria

Constructing and Supporting an
Evidence-Based Claim/Argument
The ability to present a clear and compelling claim/argument, supported by relevant evidence
Key Vocabulary

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E. Contains completely relevant evidence to support the…