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                                                                                                                                                                                                       Social	
  Studies	
  Research	
  Paper	
  Checklist	
  
	
  
Paragraph	
  One:	
  Introduction	
  
	
  
	
                                                           Background	
  
	
                                                                                         	
  
	
                                                     	
  	
  Concept	
  
	
  
	
                                                                         Claim	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
Background:	
  Provide	
  a	
  brief	
  explanation	
  of	
  the	
  historical	
  context.	
  What	
  was	
  going	
  on	
  at	
  the	
  time?	
  (ex:	
  
feudalism)	
  
	
  
Sentence	
  Examples:	
  
       • During	
  the	
  Middle	
  Ages,	
  a	
  system	
  of	
  economic,	
  social,	
  and	
  political	
  order,	
  called	
  feudalism,	
  was	
  
              present	
  in	
  Europe.	
  
OR	
  
       • Feudalism	
  is	
  a	
  system	
  of	
  economic,	
  social,	
  and	
  political	
  order	
  that	
  was	
  present	
  in	
  Europe	
  during	
  
              the	
  Middle	
  Ages.	
  
	
  
Concept:	
  Describe	
  why	
  this	
  topic	
  is	
  even	
  being	
  debated.	
  	
  
	
  
Sentence	
  Example:	
  	
  
       • According	
  to	
  historians	
  the	
  Magna	
  Carta,	
  the	
  Bubonic	
  Plague,	
  and	
  the	
  100	
  Years’	
  War	
  were	
  causes	
  
              leading	
  to	
  the	
  decline	
  of	
  the	
  feudal	
  system.	
  
	
  
Claim:	
  What	
  is	
  your	
  position	
  on	
  this	
  topic?	
  What	
  are	
  you	
  trying	
  to	
  prove/argue?	
  
	
  
Sentence	
  Example:	
  
       • _________	
  had	
  the	
  most	
  important	
  impact	
  on	
  the	
  decline	
  of	
  feudalism.	
  
	
  
Paragraph	
  Two:	
  Counterclaim	
  
	
  
In	
  this	
  paragraph	
  you	
  will	
  state	
  that	
  others	
  may	
  have	
  a	
  different	
  claim	
  than	
  yours.	
  How	
  will	
  you	
  refute	
  or	
  
counter	
  their	
  claim?	
  (This	
  is	
  a	
  great	
  place	
  to	
  use	
  your	
  argumentation	
  conversation	
  board,	
  feudal	
  pyramid	
  
charts,	
  Chapter	
  5	
  packet	
  and	
  reading	
  notes.)	
  	
  
	
  
Sentence	
  Example:	
  	
  
       • Although	
  some	
  argue	
  that	
  	
  __________________	
  was	
  the	
  most	
  significant	
  factor	
  leading	
  to	
  the	
  decline	
  of	
  
              feudalism,	
  the	
  evidence	
  is	
  much	
  more	
  convincing	
  that	
  ________________	
  was	
  the	
  most	
  important.	
  	
  
	
  
Paragraph	
  Three:	
  Supporting	
  your	
  claim	
  with	
  evidence	
  
	
  
Use	
  your	
  research	
  (note	
  cards)	
  to	
  decide	
  which	
  three	
  pieces	
  of	
  evidence	
  you	
  will	
  use	
  in	
  this	
  paragraph	
  to	
  
support	
  your	
  claim.	
  	
  
	
  
The	
  format	
  of	
  this	
  paragraph	
  might	
  look	
  something	
  like	
  this:	
  
     •    Topic	
  Sentence	
  	
  
     •    Supporting	
  evidence	
  #1	
  
     •    Supporting	
  evidence	
  #2	
  
     •    Supporting	
  evidence	
  #3	
  
	
  
Paragraph	
  4:	
  Conclusion	
  
	
  
Restate	
  Claim:	
  In	
  new	
  words,	
  restate	
  your	
  claim	
  in	
  order	
  to	
  remind	
  the	
  reader	
  what	
  your	
  argument	
  is.	
  	
  
Concept:	
  Take	
  into	
  account	
  that	
  this	
  topic	
  is	
  debatable.	
  Acknowledge	
  other	
  arguments	
  but	
  reinforce	
  that	
  
yours	
  is	
  the	
  strongest.	
  	
  
	
                                       	
  
Sentence	
  Example:	
  	
  	
  
     • Others	
  may	
  think	
  that	
  the	
  _______and	
  the	
  _______	
  were	
  the	
  main	
  cause	
  of	
  the	
  decline	
  of	
  feudalism,	
  
          however	
  the	
  evidence	
  is	
  strongest	
  for	
  the_______________.	
  
	
  

				
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