Mr. Valenzuela
28Apr/14

Civics – Unit 5 CWA Project Instructions

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For Unit 5 (Choices in Little Rock), students have been writing a formal proposal / 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 THE FINAL DRAFT IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY MAY 14TH AT 11:00 A.M. BY SUBMITTING HERE.

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

1) Essay Completion Steps Handout (completing each step is worth 10 POINTS for a TOTAL of 90 POINTS!)

2) CWA Body Paragraphs and CWA Intro and Conclusion

3) Revising and Editing Tips

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

5) Gathering Evidence and Resources

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

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

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

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