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Bellringer Think about your personal timeline/periodization. Consider you’ve looked like over the course of your life, your temperament, and the things you believe are important? What changed over those years, and what stayed the same about you? Why did those specific aspects change, and why did other elements about you stay the same?
Change & Continuity Over Time Essay
What is the CCOT essay? THE BASICS An essay discussing characteristics that changed and stayed the same in a given region during a period of time. (like comparing, but across time rather than region) Change & continuity over time essays require describing the history of a place
What is the CCOT essay? Has 5 REQUIRED elements 1. Addressing both changes & continuities 2. Thesis statement 3. Supporting the thesis 4. Using global historical context 5. Analyzing the process of change/continuity
AP = Address the Prompt Understanding the question & answer the question as asked is fundamental to success –Circle key words in the question: Time frame Topic Region –Consider: 1.What time period is the question referencing? 2.What do I know about this time period? 3.What is the motive behind the question?
Defining the Requirements The 3 obvious…
Required Element: Answer the Question CCOT = address both changes & continuities –Must have at least 1 accurate change & 1 accurate continuity in body of essay Changes are easy, but… Continuities –Should BE true for majority (all?) of period –Should NOT be common knowledge
Required Element: Thesis Must restate location & time period from prompt Must be analytical –ie: directly answers the question by naming in what way the topic changed & remained the same –Remember: Lays out an argument 2-4 controlling ideas
Required Element: Support Give multiple, specific examples to support thesis claims (requires that you know history) –Evidence, Details, “Such as…” Names of people, goods traded, events –Try to use evidence from entire time period Early in period? Middle of period? End of period?
Defining the Requirements …& the 2 tricky
Required Element: Analysis of Process Explain how & why changes/continuities are happening –Try to aim for the root or underlying theme “Because” –Common triggers: New technology Population change Interaction (invasion, trade, migration) Isolation
Required Element: World Historical Context Explain how broader region impacted area in question OR Explain how area in question impacted broader world –about making connections
Mostert Rule of 3 Aim for: –Combination of 2 changes/1 continuity or 1 / 2 –3 prong thesis –3 pieces of evidence per paragraph –3 reasons for change/continuity –3 contextualizations
Practice CCOT - Review Analyze the cultural and political changes and continuities in ONE of the following civilizations during the last centuries of the classical era. –China, 100 CE to 600 CE –Roman, 100 CE to 600 CE –Indian, 300 CE to 600 CE
Required Element: Thesis - examples In the classical era between 100AD and 600AD, the Roman civilization experienced many political and cultural changes and continuities. The Roman government went from a republic to Empire dominance that crumbled in 476. But cultural aspects of the Roman Empire remained the same. –Between 100 CE and 600 CE, the Roman empire underwent a change in government as the empire collapsed due to corruption within. Also, the influence of Christianity increased greatly. However, the “Eastern Roman Empire”, the Byzantines, kept the culture going.
The Hard Stuff
Required Element: Answer the Question Establish a baseline before describing the changes that occur When planning consider that change often happens in steps
Practice CCOT - Music American music through the ages – Dani California Based on the music video, analyze the changes and continuities in American music between 1950 and today.
Practice CCOT - Superman Based on the article, analyze the changes and continuities in Superman between 1940 and today.
Practice CCOT - Review Analyze the changes and continuities in Indian Ocean commerce between 650 and 1750.
Practice CCOT - Review Analyze the social and economic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic world as a result of new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas from 1492 to 1750.
What is the CCOT essay? Steps to Answering the Question 1. Know how the essay is graded 2. Break down the question 3. Remember the Rule of 3 4. Use solid paragraph structure
Step: #1 Know Rubric Notice: Split rubric= must get all 7 core points before earning expanded points –Focus on 7 core points Scored based on value-added= points are not deducted, they are only awarded for positive contributions
Step: #2 Understand Question Read the question accurately & plan –Underline directive word= describe v. compare v. analyze v. evaluate v. to what extent –Establish boundaries for writing= time period & region –Recall prior knowledge= note any info that you remember within the boundaries Analysis? –do not simply look at a situation simply at face value but look for connections between information –the recognition of patterns, relationships, or hidden meaning
Step: #3 Rule of 3 3 controlling ideas in thesis 3 body paragraphs 3 supporting details per paragraph 3 examples of context – 1 per paragraph 3 causes of change or continuity – 1 per paragraph
Step: #4 Paragraph Org Topic sentence introducing change or continuity Context Baseline Evidence (beginning, middle, end of period) Cause of change/continuity
Finished Product – Formal Essay –There are requirements specific to AP, but keep in mind this is about becoming a good writer Proper Organization & Accuracy –Introduction, 3 body ¶‘s, Conclusion –Use topic sentences –Restates thesis in conclusion Proper Style & Conventions –Don’t use I, me, you, or abbreviations –Aim for proper spelling and punctuation because errors can cloud your argument
Review Chapter 16 - Thesis Analyze the changes and continuities in the world economic network between 1450 and Analyze the changes and continuities in Europeans’ relationships with outside cultures between 1450 and Analyze the changes and continuities in empire building between 600 and 1750.
Practice CCOT - HW Complete 1 practice CCOT essay –Need: Thesis, 3 pictures with captions to support thesis, 1 context, 1 reason Options: –Trace the CCOT in a major river from mountain source to its mouth at the sea –Trace the CCOT in the metamorphosis from tadpoles to frogs –Trace the CCOT in superman –Trace the CCOT in your life
Bellringer 1. Consider when you were born. What did you look like? What was your temperament? What was important to you? 2. Consider yourself at age 5. What did you look like? What was your temperament? What was important to you? 3. Consider yourself at age 15. What do you look like? What’s your temperament? What’s important to you? 4. What changed over those years, and what stayed the same about you? Finally, why did those specific aspects change, and why did other elements about you stay the same?