2 What is the CCOT essay? THE BASICS An essay discussing characteristics that changed and stayed the same in a given region and time period.Know the required tasks & how they’re scoredthe rubric
3 What is the CCOT essay? THE BASICS – the rubric Strong statement stating your central argument and describes 3 controlling ideas (likely 2 changes and 1 continuity)Provides multiple specific examples for each controlling idea.At least one, places the discussed events in the broader scope of history by including related eventsAt least once, the essay identifies the likely cause of a specific changeBASIC COREEXPANDED COREPts21Has earned all 7 pts of basic core with opportunity to earn up to 2 additional pts if any of the tasks are performed with excellence.TOTAL 9Identifies at least 1 change & 1 continuity accuratelyAddresses all parts of the questionHas acceptable thesisSubstantiates thesis with evidenceAnalyzes process of changeUses historical context
4 Fundamentals of CCOT Answering the question: Thesis Remember continuities, not just changesEstablish a baseline before describing the changes that occurThesisEstablish time period boundaries & address entire periodSubstantiating Thesis:Give specific examples to support thesis claims (requires that you know history)
5 Example (2003)Describe and analyze the cultural, economic, and political impact of Islam on ONE of the following regions between 1000 C.E. and 1750 C.E. Be sure to discuss continuities as well as change.West AfricaSouth AsiaEurope
6 Complete the following tasks for a thesis 1) In your thesis include the dates or time periodFor example: “Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. . . ”2. Include the region or country you chose.Example: “Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam impacted West Africa . . .”3. Tell what changed and what stayed the same using the categories stated in the prompt.
7 Example Thesis: bare minimum “Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam impacted West Africa by changing its economics and political structure but many of its cultural aspects remained the same.”
8 A more analytic thesis would be … Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam entered West Africa and increased its trade and centralized its politics but many aspects of African religion and gender roles remained unchanged.
9 So, the basic template is… Between (beginning date) and (ending date), (area you chose to write about) changed in the area of (category(ies) from the prompt) but stayed the same in the area of (the other category(ies) from the prompt).
10 CAUTIONThe categories you put in your thesis must be the ones given by the prompt! If the prompt asks you to address changes in labor systems, don’t write about political change! If it asks for demographic changes, don’t write about changes in patterns of trade!
11 Complexities of CCOT Analyzing process of change: Identifying only a cause for continuity is weak – stick to changesWhat are some common triggers for change:Consider that change happens unevenly in places and overtime…often speeding up & slowing downAre there steps to the change?Intermediate points between the beginning & end of period are important
12 Complexities of CCOT Historical context Remember that changes & continuities in a particular region do not happen in a vacuumUse varying scope – global trends v. regional v. localDon’t be afraid to note exceptions to a trend
13 Direct approach – body ¶ org Ways to Answer CCOT - #1Direct approach – body ¶ orgBases body paragraphs around the changes and continuities you identifyTopic sentenceBaselineCause of change or contextEvidence (early, middle, late)Summary of change (status at end of period) & significanceEstablish continuity
14 Narrative approach – body ¶ org Ways to Answer CCOT - #2Narrative approach – body ¶ orgDescribes the flow of history from beginning of period to end w/ embedded changes/continuities. Bases body paragraphs around sub-periodsTopic sentenceContextCharacteristics, events, & processes that change/stay the sameCause of changes seen in period & significance
15 American music through the ages – Practice CCOT - MusicAmerican music through the ages –Dani CaliforniaBased on the music video, analyze the changes and continuity in American music between 1950 and today.
16 Changes & Continuities in Life Analyze the changes and continuities of Superman from the 1940s to the present.