Change Over Time Class PPT

Student planning day: Thursday 3/24
In class essay: Friday 3/25
C 30 packet/quiz: Wed 3/23
THESIS template (use it or not, the choice is yours)
During the time period, _______________
changed from ___________ to ________
because________ (reason why).
However, _______________(continuity)
remained the same because____________.
Problems observed in student responses:
 they misuse of evidence by placing events in the wrong time period
 they make reference to global processes happening over a vague period of
time without any anchoring dates
 they create lists of information rather than well-structured arguments
More hints:
 Organize paragraphs by CHANGES and CONTINUITIES
 When speaking of Changes: be clear! (ie: change from what?)
 Make sure and include a discussion of GLOBAL CONTEXT
comparisons to other regions, connections to global processes,
interactions among regions)
 ANALYZE the change and continuities: WHY?
 DO NOT discuss events that are not related to the questions
 DO NOT include long sections of material that are outside the timespan of the
Top 5 Things to Remember??
Characteristics at the beginning of the time period?
Key Changes from beginning of/during period?
Key Continuities from beginning of/during period?
the changes and continuities
Reasons for continuities and/or
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 World Historic Context?
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Part B
(Suggested writing time – 40 minutes)
Percent of Section II score – 33 1/3
Students better at change than continuities
OR continuities went beyond the time period
Many did not relate structure to any events in the time period
Some discussed economics but did not relate it to culture/politics
Hardly anyone discussed world historic context
Directions: You are to answer the following question.
You should spend 5 minutes organizing and outlining your essay.
Write an essay that:
Has a relevant thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate historical evidence
Addresses all parts of the question
Uses world historical context to show continuities and changes over time
Analyze the process of change over time and/or continuity
2. Analyze the cultural and political changes and continuities in ONE
of the following civilizations during the last centuries of the classical era.
Chinese, 100 CE to 600 CE
Roman, 100 CE to 600 CE
Indian, 300 CE to 600 CE