11-Minute Essay

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Civil Rights/War Unit
 “Can
humanity triumph over
evil? How do some people
manage to keep their
humanity in desperate
situations?”
 Think
about this prompt.
Do you agree or disagree?
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Explain the prompt in your own words
What does it mean?
What is your interpretation of it and any
visuals you have seen today?
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Take a breath.
Think about all of the stories you’ve read, all
the books. Look at the first sentence you
wrote.
Now think about the stories you’ve read until
you think of one that shows you how true this
sentence (your first sentence) is.
Indent, and tell what story you thought of,
and how it shows that this
statement/assertion is true.
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Take a breath.
Think about all of the movies you’ve ever
seen. Look at the first sentence you wrote.
Now think about the movies you’ve seen
until you think of one that shows you how
true this sentence (your first sentence) is.
Indent, and tell what movie you thought of,
and how it shows that this
statement/assertion is true.
• Take a breath.
• Think about all of the history you’ve ever
learned. You’ve learned the history of the
world, of our country, of recent times, of
ancient times. Look at the first sentence you
wrote. Now think about moments in history
until you think of one that shows you how
true this sentence (the first sentence) is.
• Indent, and tell what moment in history you
thought of, and how it shows that this
sentence is true.
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Take a breath.
Reread what you’ve written, and begin the
last paragraph with the words:
I agree with the beginning statement
because… or I disagree with the beginning
statement because…
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