Sie sind auf Seite 1von 2

LESSON 8 (Wednesday)

Teacher Overview: The students will write a timed AP Exam essay during class today. Please make sure that they have several sharpened pencils available to them. You may want to review the comparison essay rubric with them prior to the start of the essay. Objectives: Students will compare and contrast the rise and growth of communism in the Soviet Union with that from one of these other countries: Cuba, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, The Congo Content Standards: Sub-Strand 10.9: Students analyze the international developments in the post World War II world. Sub-Strand 10.9.2: Analyze the causes of the Cold War, with the free world on one side and Soviet client states on the other, including competition for influence in such places as Egypt, the Congo, Vietnam, and Chile. Common Core Standards: 10.RL.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says as well as inferences drawn from the text. (use all social studies doc for examples) 10.RIT.6 Evaluate a speakers point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence Technology Standards: N/A Resources: N/A Anticipatory Set: N/A Instruction: (50 minutes) Students will produce an AP Exam comparison essay. Use comparison rubric found on College Board website. This will be a timed essay. The essay prompt is: Compare and contrast the rise and growth of communism in the Soviet Union with that from one of these other countries: Cuba, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, The Congo Homework: Make copies of the essay rubric and pass them out to the students. Students will evaluate and critique their partners essay responses and give constructive criticism on how to improve the quality of the question. They will score the essay using the rubric provided by the College Board (apcentral.com) See below

Comparison Essay Rubric Compare and contrast the rise and growth of communism in the Soviet Union with that from one of these other countries: Cuba, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, The Congo Write an essay that: Has a relevant thesis that addresses both groups Analyzes relevant reasons for differences between groups Core Grading 1. Has acceptable thesis (addresses both groups, in first paragraph) 1 point 2. Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly up to 2 points 3. Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence up to 2 points 4. Makes at least one or two relevant, direct comparisons between groups 1 point 5. Analyzes at least one reason for one of these in # 4 1 point Expanded Core (0-2 points) Expands beyond basic core of 1-7 points, based on historical writing skills Particularly nuanced thesis Relates comparisons to larger global patterns and connections Suggests similarities with immigration in other regions Critiques the argument of the author (this would be particularly impressive)