DYO Interim Assessment Cover Sheet IA # / Diagnostic: IA#2 What is the academic/instructional context for this work? Students study the long term causes of Civil War through primary source documents including the Missouri Compromise, The Compromise of 1850, Nullification Crisis, States’ Rights debates etc. Students work together to complete several analysis of those documents as well as graphic organizers of the themes they address In class, students work to write effective thesis. Students get feedback on each step of their outline for an in-class essay What are the expectations for student learning that are evidenced through this work? Students are able to identify important themes in history Students can use evidence to support their thesis and assertions Students can contextualize an event within the United States from 1800-1860 Students can write a clear and well evidenced argument including a thesis and supporting assertions What is the content addressed in this work? Long Term Causes of the Civil War Beginnings of the United States; sectionalism and other divisions Themes including; democracy, republicanism, federalism, slavery etc. What are the skills used and/or developed in this work? Primary source interpretation Clarity of writing Making connections Using supporting evidence Conducting research Writing a thesis and supporting assertions On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest degree possible, this IA provides students with the opportunity to maximize these HOM *Please see attached Assignment Sheet, Blank Rubric, and singular Student Sample with completed rubric for further detail regarding this specific DYO Interim Assessment work. Name: _________________ Section: __________ 11th Grade History 2010-2011 Civil War Essay: Long Term Causes For your second cycle project you will be writing an in-class essay that answers the question “What caused the Civil War?” In doing so, you should consider the essential questions from history class this cycle: When are individual (and state’s) rights more important than the rule of law? What leads people to violence? Under what circumstances do states in the United States benefit from being united? To get your mind going, also think about the following themes: Regional differences between the North and South (ie sectionalism) Differences between free states and slave states Nullification and secession Manifest Destiny Expansion of slavery, Popular Sovereignty, Abolition What was the source of all the tension? (Was it one of the controversies mentioned above, or was it a combination of several?) And, given what you know, was the Civil War inevitable? Why, or why not? Be specific. Be thorough. Be analytical and thoughtful. Now it’s time to piece everything together and show me what you know. Use articles, handouts, and notes from class. It is possible to write this essay entirely based on readings from class; however, you may cite other scholarly evidence if you choose. Project steps: Step Thesis Draft Simple Outline Working Annotated Bibliography Outline Due In class essay Due Date Grade/Approved Wednesday, December 8 Friday, December 10 Wednesday, December 15 Monday, December 20 Wednesday, December 22 *Please see attached Assignment Sheet, Blank Rubric, and singular Student Sample with completed rubric for further detail regarding this specific DYO Interim Assessment work. Use Multiple Perspectives ----2--- Use Evidence ----8--- Analyze Information ---8---- Make Connections ---6---- Take Risks ---4--- *Please see attached Assignment Sheet, Blank Rubric, and singular Student Sample with completed rubric for further detail regarding this specific DYO Interim Assessment work.