Introduction - Lesson # 4

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Unit # 1: Introduction to World History
Lesson # 4 – Thesis Statement &
Introductory Paragraph
 Warm Up
 Notebook Set Up
 Thesis Practice
 Introductory Paragraph
 Analyzing Cause & Effect (if time)
Thursday, August 29
 Bell Ringer:
 What is the different between a primary and secondary source?
 Objective: SWBAT…
 Use Historical Interpretation to reconstruct meaning,
differentiate between facts, and analyze source
 Use Historical Analysis and Interpretation to identify past
problems, consider multiple perspectives, analyze cause-effect
relationships, evaluate narratives and influence on past events
 Homework:
 Complete Introductory Paragraph
Notebook Set Up
 Documents that you will need:
 Syllabus
 Primary/Secondary Sources worksheet
 Writing Packet (3 sheets of either green, pink, yellow or gray)
 Constructing History (Bias worksheet)
 Yesterday’s Bell Ringer/Objective/Homework Sheet
 Today’s Bell Ringer/Objective/Homework Sheet
 You will put the PAGE # in the top Right Hand corner of
EVERY page
Your Syllabus should be attached to the first page.
Page 1
Writing Resources (the stapled document) should be
attached to your second page.
Page 2
Introduction to World History – Writing (the document
where I hand wrote your name) should be attached to
your third page.
Page 3
Introduction to World History – Writing (the rubric)
should be attached to your fourth page.
Page 4
Attach yesterday’s Bell Ringer/Objective/Homework
Page 5
Attach yesterday’s worksheet: Constructing History (Bias)
Page 6
Attach today’s Bell Ringer/Objective/Homework sheet
Page 7
Attach Speed Thesis Writing
Page 8
Everyone is now
set up for
success in World
Back to the Writing Packet…
Turn to Step # 5:Thesis
A thesis is the most important part
of your paper…sort of
 A thesis statement must include the three reasons to justify
the claim in order to be a strong thesis.
 Question: What is the best high school in Charlotte?
 Thesis: Phillip O. Berry is the best high school in Charlotte
because the students are intelligent, the teachers are
caring, and students from all over want to go there.
 Let’s Practice!
 Turn to Page 8 in your notebook for Speed Thesis Writing
Step 5: Writing a Thesis
Speed writing practice
 Write a thesis in which you examine three negative effects of
college athletes getting paid.
Write a thesis in which you defend three effects (either
positive or negative) of students using laptops in class.
Write a thesis in which you examine three positive effects of
requiring students to have service hours in order to graduate.
Write a thesis in which you identify three causes for a
student (Marco) to be failing math class.
Write a thesis in which you identify three negative effects of
removing the athletics program from Phillip O Berry.
Step 5: Writing a Thesis
Apply what you’ve learned!
 Now write a thesis for your topic.
 Ask yourself…
 Does the thesis restate the question / make a claim?
 Does the thesis justify itself with 3 provable reasons?
Step 6: Introductory Paragraph
Written in Three Parts
Attention Grabber
 What an AG is: short quote, fact, bold statement
 What an AG is not: question, generalization/vague statement,
Background Information
 2 or three details about the topic
Thesis statement
 Always goes at the end of the introductory paragraph
Now you try!...If you don’t finish in
class…It is homework!
Let’s end the week with a smile…
 Good things?
 A Day Made of Glass
Analyzing Cause and Effect
 Take 5 minutes and write a one paragraph summary of your life.
 Include 3 key events that have shaped who you are as a person
 Step 1: With a partner, share your one paragraph mini biography
that you wrote for your bell ringer
 Step 2: Identify the three events from your partner’s story
(annotate: highlight, underline, star, etc.)
 Step 3: Identify the cause and effect of each event and complete
the chart.
 Identify key transition words
 Step 4: Explain the difficulty in understanding cause and effect