2 About the CCThe CC focuses on developments across at least two regions or societiesEssays must ANALYZE the reasons for the similarities and/or differencesTime allotted for this essay is 40 minutes (5-10 of which should be spent planning/outlining).
3 CC Prompts Find the Phrase (You will use the phrase in your topic sentences, but NOT in your thesis)
4 2002 CCAnalyze and compare the differing responses of China and Japan to western penetration in the 19th century
5 2003 CCCompare and contrast the roles of women in TWO of the following regions during the period from 1750 – 1914.East AsiaLatin AmericaSub-Saharan AfricaWestern Europe
6 2004 CCCompare and contrast how the First World War and its outcomes affected TWO of the following regions in the period from the war through the 1930s.East AsiaMiddle EastSouth Asia
7 2005 CCCompare and contrast the political and economic effects of Mongol rule on TWO of the following regions:ChinaMiddle EastRussia
8 2006 CCCompare and contrast the goals and outcomes of the revolutionary process in TWO of the following regions:Mexico, 1910China, 1911Russia, 1917
9 2007 CCWithin the period from 1450 to 1800, compare the processes (e.g., political, social, economic) of empire building in the Spanish Empire with the empire-building processes in ONE of the followingThe Ottoman EmpireThe Russian Empire
10 2008 CCCompare the emergence of nation-states in nineteenth-century Latin America with the emergence of nation-states in ONE of the following regions in the twentieth century.Sub-Saharan AfricaThe Middle East
11 2009 CCFor the period from , compare North American racial ideologies and their effects on society with Latin American/Caribbean racial ideologies and their effects on society.
12 2010 CCAnalyze similarities and differences in methods of political control in TWO of the following empires in the Classical period.Han China (206 BCE – 220 CE)Mauryan/Gupta India (320 BCE – 550 CE)Imperial Rome (31 BCE – 476 CE)
13 2011 CCAnalyze similarities and differences in the rise of TWO of the following empires:A West African Sudanic empire (Mali OR Ghana OR Songhay)The Aztec EmpireThe Mongol Empire
14 2012 CCCompare demographic and environmental effects of the Columbian Exchange on the Americas with the Columbian Exchange’s demographic and environmental effects on ONE of the following regions between 1492 and 1750.AfricaAsiaEurope
15 2013 CCAnalyze similarities and differences between the role of the state in Japan’s economic development and the role of the state in the economic development of ONE of the following during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.ChinaOttoman EmpireRussia
16 2014 CCAnalyze similarities and differences in how TWO of the following empires used religion to govern before 1450.Byzantine EmpireIslamic CaliphateMauryan/Gupta Empire
18 ThesisAcceptable thesis statements must state at least one similarity and one difference.Thesis statements also need to be explicit, not simply restatements of the question or vague statements, such as “there were more similarities than differences.”Thesis MustsOne sentenceAddress PromptPlace/Time3 Categories (1 S and 2 D / 1 D and 2 S)Do not use phrase in thesis
19 How to Write The Thesis“X and Y are similar in 1, but different in 2 and 3.”“X and Y are different in 1, but similar in 2 and 3.”Example:“The Chinese and Russian revolutions are different in that China’s revolution was rural while Russia’s was urban, but are similar in that both countries’ plans for economic development failed and both revolutions were driven by Communist theories.”
20 The Order Introduction – Thesis and categories Paragraph 1 – Group 1 (similarity/difference)Topic Sentence with Phrase / Direct ComparisonPresent EvidenceAnalysisParagraph 2 – Group 2 (similarity/difference)Paragraph 3 – Group 3 (whichever you picked in Paragraph 2)Conclusion (if time)
21 Structure for Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence with Phrase / Direct ComparisonDiscuss one region first and provide evidence (ex: Han China)Discuss second region and provide evidence (ex: Roman Empire)Analysis why this similarity/difference occurred
22 Similarity Difference Difference Similarity What Order?Similarity DifferenceDifference SimilarityIn case time is not to your advantage, always organize your essay according to the top row.
23 Direct ComparisonDirect comparisons should be placed at the beginning of your paragraphs, and are concise evaluations of the differences or likenesses of the two things in question.Must include the phraseExample: A difference between Han China’s and Gupta India’s methods of political control was that Han China used a centralized system of government with a large bureaucracy, while Gupta India utilized a decentralized system of government.This begins your paragraph. You will then provide evidence about the political systems in both Han China and Gupta India.
24 AnalysisAnalysis must explain WHY a similarity occurred (why both regions developed similarly/used a similar thing), or WHY a difference occurred (why did one region utilize A, while the other utilized B).Analysis should be the last thing in each paragraph.Example: The Han Dynasty inherited the centralized system of the Qin Dynasty and made minor modifications, mostly to the process of applications to the bureaucracy. The Guptas, on the other hand, did not inherit a system of centralized politics; rather, the Guptas came to power after the Kushan collapse and had to create a new government system. The Guptas felt to rely on the naturally-created regional divisions in India would work best, and created a decentralized system to govern.
25 2010 CCMarking it upWrite an essay that:Has a relevant thesis (1) and supports that thesis with appropriate historical evidence (2).Addresses all parts (2) of the question.Makes direct, relevant comparisons (1).Analyzes (1) relevant reasons for similarities and differences.
26 2010 CCPromptAnalyze similarities and differences in methods of political control in TWO of the following empires in the Classical period.Han China (206 BCE – 220 CE)Gupta India (320 BCE – 550 CE)Imperial Rome (31 BCE – 476 CE)
27 Monday, September 15th/Tuesday, September 16th 2010 C&C dueWrite it at home, double space it, and annotate the following parts:Thesis: boldCategories: underline10 Pieces of Evidence: italicize(MOST of your paper will be italicized – this is a HISTORY paper!)4) Direct Comparison - different font5) Analysis - different size