Mr. Valenzuela
28Apr/11

Civics – Unit 5 Project Instructions

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For Unit 5 (Choices in Little Rock), we will be writing an essay that answers the question:

Write a 5 paragraph essay and describe 2 or 3 other individuals, groups, institutions, and/or ideas that also contributed to the desegregation of Central High School and argue why they deserve to be remembered (in a memorial).

YOUR ESSAY IS WORTH A PROJECT GRADE (100 POINTS) AND IS DUE ON FRIDAY MAY 6TH AT 3:30 P.M.

Below are links to help you write the essay, you can come back to them anytime to help you!

1) Essay Completion Steps Handout

2) Revising and Editing Tips

3) Rubric for Middle School CWA (Use this to score your essay before submitting it to Mr. V)

4) Gathering Evidence and Resources

5) UNC Library's Thesis Statements Handout (This helpful website includes examples and tips on how to write really good, college-level thesis statements)

6) Video footage of the Little Rock 9 from ("Eyes on the Prize"):

Watch Part 1 of "Eyes on the Prize" here (start at 5:25 and watch to the end)

Watch Part 2 of "Eyes on the Prize" here (watch the whole clip)

7) Unit 5 Choices in Little Rock Unit Page - Just in case you forgot everything!

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