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What is the CCOT essay? THE BASICS An essay discussing characteristics that changed and stayed the same in a given region between two time periods. (Comparison essay, but across time rather than region) Change & continuity over time essays require describing the history of a place
What is the CCOT essay? What do you think would be the characteristics of a good CCOT essay?
What is the CCOT essay? REQUIRED ELEMENTS Addressing both changes & continuities Thesis statement Supporting the thesis Using context Analyzing the cause of change or continuity
Required Element: Answer the Question Read the question accurately & plan Identify at least 1 accurate change & 1 accurate continuity Establish a baseline before describing the changes that occur When planning consider that change often happens in steps
Required Element: Thesis Restate location & time period boundaries Write a strong statement of 1-3 sentences in your intro that lays out your central argument & 3 controlling ideas
Required Element: Thesis - examples 2006 EXAM: Analyze the cultural and political changes and continuities in ONE of the following civilizations in the last centuries of the classical era. –India 300CE to 600 CE –China 100CE to 600 CE –Rome 100CE 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.
Required Element: Thesis - examples 2003 EXAM: Describe and analyze the cultural, economic and political impact of Islam on ONE of the following regions between 1000 and 1750. Be sure to discuss continuities as well as changes. –West Africa –Europe –South Asia
Required Element: Thesis - examples Between 100 and 1750, Europe received many technological and political ideas from Islam, while Islam remained basically the same, as well as European opposition to Islam. Between 1000 and 1750, European culture was impacted by Islam through the Crusades, which exposed Europeans to Islamic scientific knowledge, and the economy of Europe was stimulated by contact with Islamic societies. However, the political impact of Islam had little effect on Europe’s political system.
Required Element: Support Give multiple, specific examples to support thesis claims (requires that you know history) –Don’t be afraid to note exceptions to a trend Have goal of 3 supporting details per body ¶ Good historical writing & paragraph structure call for statements of analysis
Required Element: Context Remember that changes & continuities in a particular region do not happen in a vacuum Identify at least 1 development in the broader world Consider this an exercise in using varying scope
Required Element: Reason for Change or Continuity Identify at least 1 cause of a change or continuity Try to aim for the root or underlying theme driving the change taking place. What are some common triggers for change?
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.
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 grouping 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 1750. Analyze the changes and continuities in Europeans’ relationships with outside cultures between 1450 and 1750. 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