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									Change and Continuity Over Time Essay (CCOT)

Directions: You are to answer the following question. Write an essay that:
    Has a relevant historical thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate historical evidence
    Addresses all parts of the question
    Uses world historical context to show changes over time and/or continuities
    Analyzes the process of (reasons for) change over time and/or continuity


Analyze the changes and continuities in the economic and social structure from 1450
CE to 1750 CE in either the ATLANTIC WORLD or EAST ASIA.

Note: All essays are scored using the basic core, 1 to 7 scale.
Grades will be equated as follows: 7 = 100, 6 = 95, 5 = 90,       4 = 85,   3 = 80,   2 = 75,   1 = 65

_____ Has acceptable thesis (1)
            - located in the introductory paragraph
            - beyond a simple restatement of the question
            - explicitly addresses both change and continuity
            - thesis cannot count for other basic core points, such as evidence or global context

_____ Addresses all part of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly (2)
      Two points:
            - describe at least THREE economic AND social changes or continuities
            - must include both change and continuity
      One point:
            - describe at least TWO economic OR social changes or continuities
            - includes either change or continuity

_____ Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence (2)
      Two points:
            - include FIVE pieces of specific historical evidence that shows change or continuity
            - must have evidence for both change and continuity
      One point:
            - include THREE pieces of specific historical evidence that shows change or continuity

_____ Uses global/world historical context effectively to explain change over time OR continuity (1)
             - meaningfully compares Atlantic World/ East Asia to other developments during the same
                historical period , OR
             - connects change or continuity in Atlantic World/ East Asia to events taking place in other
                parts of the world, OR
             - describes the interactions between different regions

_____ Analyzes the process of change or continuity over time (1)
            - provides a specific reason for two changes and/or continuities

								
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