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1 Continuity and Change Over Time Essay Rubric Explanation

2 What is the CCOT? Essentially the CCOT is a comparative essay – Different from the Comparative essay in that the comparison is made “over time” vs. “across space” approach of the Comparative essay An analysis of the REASONS for the change and continuity Places the continuity and change in global historical context

3 Characteristics of CCOT Essay Prompts Establishes a baseline for time period – Ex. 1450 C.E. to 1750 C.E. – Does not necessarily follow the WHAP era’s Identifies a specific region or country of the world Identifies a specific SPICE theme or themes – Or a subject related to a SPICE theme (EX: women’s status, migration, etc.)

4 Essay Reponses Must include analysis of at least ONE valid continuity and ONE valid change Must be relevant to the time period given Must be relevant to the region given Must be relevant to the topic given

5 Rubric Explanation – Basic Core Has an acceptable thesis (1 point) – An acceptable thesis must be explicit, be correct and: Be more than a simple restating of the question; Address the topic; Include some specificity in at least one of the following: changes, continuities, social, political, interaction, cultural, or economic aspects Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly (2 points) – You must address AT LEAST ONE continuity AND ONE change for each topic given

6 Rubric Explanation – Basic Core Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence (2 points) – You should have AT LEAST ONE piece of SFI for each continuity and change AND topic (Ex: political, social, economic, etc.) you include in your essay – BUT the exact number of pieces of SFI is unknown so try to include as much valid and relevant evidence as you can!

7 Rubric Explanation – Basic Core Uses relevant world historical context effectively to explain change over time and/or continuity (1 point) – Shows change or continuities with some specificity through: Comparison to other regions; Historical depth; Connection to global processes Interactions among two or more regions

8 Rubric Explanation – Basic Core Analyzes the process of change over time and/or continuity – Explains the REASON(s) WHY something changed or stayed the same over time – YOU should attempt to explain the reason(s) for EACH change and continuity you include (because we don’t know what the standard will be when we write our essays)

9 Rubric Explanation – Expanded Core Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis Analyzes all issues of the question (as relevant): global context, chronology, causation, change, continuity, effects, content) Addresses all parts of the question evenly Provides ample historical evidence to substantiate thesis Provides links (PLURAL) with relevant ideas, events, trends in an innovative way.

10 Pitfalls of the CCOT Addressing only changes and not continuities Failing to analyze the reasons for the change and/or continuity Failing to include valid evidence relevant to the time period or topic (CONTENT, CONTENT, CONTENT!!!!!!) Failing to address the given topic (address Social aspects and not Political) Failing to make a global connection to the change and/or continuity Not adding specificity to your thesis

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