2016 Period 4 leq – Periodization, “Turning Point” essay Question: Evaluate the extent to which



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2016 Period 4 LEQ – Periodization, “Turning Point” essay
****Question:
Evaluate the extent to which the War of 1812 -1815 marked a turning point in American history ***{Politically, OR Socially, OR Economically}*** from 1790 to 1860.
NOTE THE CHANGE… YOU WILL WRITE ABOUT ONLY ONE TOPIC…
****Instruction:
In your response, be sure to analyze what changed- AND - what remained the same - {politically OR socially OR economically} - from the period immediately before the War to the period after it.
I WILL HAVE A HAT WITH THE THREE (3) TOPICS WRITTEN ON SEPARATE PIECES OF PAPER…
I WILL HAVE A STUDENT CHOOSE TWO (2)…
FROM THOSE TWO – ONLY YOU WILL CHOOSE ONE (1) ---AND ONLY ONE… TO DISCUSS IN YOUR ESSAY.
***Structure:
BEFORE AND AFTER…
CHANGE AND CONTINUITY…but… which one more… is there more change or more continuity? 2 v. 1

Sample Thesis: THINK These are just my ideas… there are several ways to effectively answer the question
1-The War of 1812 was a dramatic turning point economically for the United States due the massive changes brought on by the Market (X) and Transportation (Y) Revolutions by 1860, yet showed some continuity due to the origins of industrial revolution (Z) before the War of 1812.
2-The War of 1812 was not a dramatic turning point socially in the United States evidenced by the massive inequality for black Americans(X) and Women(Y) from that continued from before the war until 1860, yet there is evidence of small change after the War of 1812 due to the expansion of the marketplace of ideas inspiring human agency in the formation of organized Reform movements (Z).
3-The conclusion of the War of 1812-15 was a dramatic turning point politically in the United States due to the massive increase in voters(X) and the temporary end of the two-party system during the era of good feelings(Y), yet showed some continuity due to the Supreme Court rulings(Z) that continued to support the dominance of the Federal Government over the States which began with the adoption of the Constitution in 1789.

RUBRIC Periodization – “Turning Point” LEQ 2016

A. Thesis (1 point)

Presents a thesis that makes a historically defensible claim and responds to all parts of the question. The thesis must consist of one or more sentences located in one place, either in the introduction or the conclusion. AND MUST INCLUDE A MODIFIER*** TO EVALUATE – “THE EXTENT” TO WHICH THERE WAS CHANGE…1 point

B. Argument Development: Using the Targeted Historical Thinking Skill

(2 points) -- PERIODIZATION:

JUST…Describes the ways in which the historical development specified in the prompt was different from AND similar to developments that preceded AND followed. 1 point

FULLY…Explains the extent to which the historical development specified in the prompt was different from AND similar to developments that preceded AND followed. 1 point

C. Argument Development: Using Evidence (2 points)

-Addresses the topic of the question with specific examples of relevant evidence. 1 point

Utilizes specific examples of evidence to fully and effectively substantiate the stated thesis or a relevant argument. 1 point

Scoring Note: To fully and effectively substantiate the stated thesis or a relevant argument, responses must include a broad range of evidence that, through analysis and explanation, justifies the stated thesis or a relevant argument.

D. Synthesis (1 point)

Extends the argument by explaining the connections between the argument and ONE of the following:

A development in a different historical period, situation, era, or geographical area. 1 point



-OR-

A course theme and/or approach to history that is not the focus of the essay (such as political, economic, social, cultural, or intellectual history) 1 point


Scoring Note: The synthesis point requires an explanation of the connections to different historical period, situation, era, or geographical area, and is not awarded for merely a phrase or reference.


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