Keys to the Change Continuity Over Time Essay by jae10613

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									    Keys to the
Change & Continuity
 Over Time Essay
     What is the CCOT essay?
 An essay discussing characteristics that
  changed and stayed the same in a given
  region between two time periods.
  (Comparison essay, but across time rather
  than region)

 Change & continuity over time essays require
  describing the history of a place
What is the CCOT essay?
     What do you think would be the
  characteristics of a good CCOT essay?
     What is the CCOT essay?
 Addressing both changes & continuities
 Thesis statement
 Supporting the thesis
 Using context
 Analyzing the cause of change or continuity
Required Element:
Answer the Question
 Read the question accurately & plan
 Identify at least 1 accurate change & 1
  accurate continuity
 Establish a baseline before describing the
  changes that occur
 When planning consider that change often
  happens in steps
Required Element:
 Restate location & time period boundaries
 Write a strong statement of 1-3 sentences in
  your intro that lays out your central argument
  & 3 controlling ideas
Required Element:
Thesis - examples
 2006 EXAM: Analyze the cultural and
 political changes and continuities in ONE
 of the following civilizations in the last
 centuries of the classical era.
  – India 300CE to 600 CE
  – China 100CE to 600 CE
  – Rome 100CE to 600 CE
Required Element:
Thesis - examples
  In the classical era between 100AD and 600AD,
   the Roman civilization experienced many
   political and cultural changes and continuities.
   The Roman government went from a republic to
   Empire dominance that crumbled in 476. But
   cultural aspects of the Roman Empire remained
   the same.
 – Between 100 CE and 600 CE, the Roman empire
   underwent a change in government as the empire
   collapsed due to corruption within. Also, the
   influence of Christianity increased greatly.
   However, the “Eastern Roman Empire”, the
   Byzantines, kept the culture going.
Required Element:
Thesis - examples
 2003 EXAM: Describe and analyze the
 cultural, economic and political impact of
 Islam on ONE of the following regions
 between 1000 and 1750. Be sure to discuss
 continuities as well as changes.
  – West Africa
  – Europe
  – South Asia
Required Element:
Thesis - examples
  Between 100 and 1750, Europe received many
   technological and political ideas from Islam,
   while Islam remained basically the same, as well
   as European opposition to Islam.
  Between 1000 and 1750, European culture was
   impacted by Islam through the Crusades, which
   exposed Europeans to Islamic scientific
   knowledge, and the economy of Europe was
   stimulated by contact with Islamic societies.
   However, the political impact of Islam had little
   effect on Europe‟s political system.
Required Element:
 Give multiple, specific examples to support
  thesis claims (requires that you know history)
  – Don‟t be afraid to note exceptions to a trend

 Have goal of 3 supporting details per body ¶

 Good historical writing & paragraph structure
  call for statements of analysis
Required Element:
 Remember that changes & continuities in a
  particular region do not happen in a vacuum

 Identify at least 1 development in the broader

 Consider this an exercise in using varying
Required Element:
Reason for Change or Continuity
 Identify at least 1 cause of a change or

 Try to aim for the root or underlying theme
  driving the change taking place.

 What are some common triggers for change?
      Practice CCOT - Music
     American music through the ages –
               Dani California
 Based on the music video, analyze the
  changes and continuities in American music
  between 1950 and today.
     What is the CCOT essay?
Steps to Answering the Question
1. Know how the essay is graded
2. Break down the question
3. Remember the Rule of 3
4. Use solid paragraph structure
Step: #1 Know Rubric
 Split rubric= must get all 7 core points
  before earning expanded points
  – Focus on 7 core points

 Scored based on value-added= points are
  not deducted, they are only awarded for
  positive contributions
Step: #2 Understand Question
 Read the question accurately & plan
  – Underline directive word= describe v. compare v.
    analyze v. evaluate v. to what extent
  – Establish boundaries for writing= time period & region
  – Recall prior knowledge= note any info that you
    remember within the boundaries
 Analysis?
        – do not simply look at a situation simply at face
          value but look for connections between
        – the recognition of patterns, relationships, or
          hidden meaning
Step: #3 Rule of 3
 3 controlling ideas in thesis
 3 body paragraphs
 3 supporting details per paragraph
 3 examples of context – 1 per paragraph
 3 causes of change or continuity – 1 per
Step: #4 Paragraph Org
 Topic sentence introducing grouping
 Context
 Baseline
 Evidence (beginning, middle, end of period)
 Cause of change/continuity
 Finished Product – Formal Essay
   – There are requirements specific to AP, but keep
     in mind this is about becoming a good writer
 Proper Organization & Accuracy
   – Introduction, 3 body ¶„s, Conclusion
   – Use topic sentences
   – Restates thesis in conclusion
 Proper Style & Conventions
   – Don‟t use I, me, you, or abbreviations
   – Aim for proper spelling and punctuation
     because errors can cloud your argument
Review Chapter 16 - Thesis
 Analyze the changes and continuities in the
  world economic network between 1450 and
 Analyze the changes and continuities in
  Europeans‟ relationships with outside
  cultures between 1450 and 1750.
 Analyze the changes and continuities in
  empire building between 600 and 1750.
         Practice CCOT - HW
 Complete 1 practice CCOT essay
  – Need: Thesis, 3 pictures with captions to support
    thesis, 1 context, 1 reason
 Options:
  – Trace the CCOT in a major river from mountain
    source to its mouth at the sea
  – Trace the CCOT in the metamorphosis from
    tadpoles to frogs
  – Trace the CCOT in superman
  – Trace the CCOT in your life

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