2009 Ccot Essay Example

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1 Writing a CCOT

2 Rubric1. Has acceptable thesis (Addresses global issues and the time period(s) specified) – 1pt.2. Addresses all parts of the question, though not necessarily evenly or thoroughly (both change and continuity)- 2pts.3. Substantiates thesis with appropriate historical evidence (6 pieces)- 2pts.4. Uses relevant world historical context effectively to explain change over time and/or continuity – 1 pt.5. Analyzes the process of continuity and change over time – 1pt.

3 Format Outline: Thesis Change/Continuity Paragraph
Topic Sentence with change/continuity.Evidence, Evidence, Evidence.World history contextanalysisAnalysis

4 1. Thesis An acceptable thesis must have:
The global issues and the time periods specifiedAnswer the question asked using their wordingCategories of BOTH change and continuity

5 Thesis Practice:Here’s the prompt: Analyze the continuities and changes in patterns of interactions along the Silk Roads from 200 BCE to 1450.Are the following sentences acceptable theses?

6 Thesis Practice:From 200 BCE to 1450 CE, the Silk Road continuities and changes in patterns of interactions have changed tremendously. First, the Silk Road had many changes as to how it was traveled. Next, things traded started to decline due to technology. Finally, the routes differed from these two snapshots of history.Only Changes

7 Thesis Practice:From 200 BCE to 1450 CE the Silk Road’s patterns of interaction underwent changes: the intermediaries and civilizations it connected changed, but it also underwent continuities; the silk road spread innovations, ideas, and goods.

8 Thesis Practice:There were many continuities and changes in patterns of interactions along the Silk Roads from 200 BCE to 1450 CE such as a continuity of a major spread of religion. An important change is that it eventually became not only the path for many luxury goods, but it also became a road for sickness and disease to spread.

9 Thesis Practice:From 200 BCE to 1450 CE the Silk Roads were involved with many nations, and was in the middle of many wars. Their were even some major conflicts caused because of the trades along the silk roads. After analyzing information, it is clear that the silk road led to many major events in China.No specific categories

10 3. Historical Evidence:Must have at least 6 pieces (more gets you into the 8-9 score range)Must have evidence for BOTH change and continuityTo count as separate pieces your evidence can not be given in a list.EX: China traded luxury goods such as silk, porcelain, and paper. (1 piece of evidence)EX: China traded many luxury goods, one of which was silk. Another luxury good that China traded was porcelain. (2 pieces of evidence)BE SPECIFIC!!! (no “stuff”, “they”, “it”)

11 4. World Historical Context:
Must have specific regional context and examples“Over a period of time, Silk Roads were responsible for bringing different cultures into contact”What cultures, where?

12 World Historical Context Example:
Buddhism went to China through the Silk RoadBuddhism went from India to China through the Silk Road.

13 World Historical Context Example:
Han China traded with Rome along the Silk Road.Han China traded goods with Rome along the Silk Road.Han China traded luxury goods with Rome along the Silk Road.It’s a trade route, of course they traded!It’s a trade route, of course they traded goods!

14 5. Analyzes the process of continuity and change over time
Accurately explains the reason for or impact of a continuity OR changeNot just cause and effect, must include “why?”Using “Due to” helps!Example: The introduction of paper along the silk roads allowed governments to keep more detailed records and enhance their power.

15 Examples of Old CCOT Prompts:
Analyze the changes and continuities in commerce in the Indian Ocean region from 650 C.E. to 1750 C.E.Analyze major changes and continuities in the formation of national identities of ONE of the regions listed below from 1914 to present. Be sure to include evidence from specific countries in the region selected.Middle EastSoutheast AsiaSub-Saharan Africa

16 Your Turn!Analyze the continuities and changes in your personality from Elementary school to High School.ThesisChoose one category to write a body paragraph about

During the period of time between 200 B.C.E. and 1450 C.E., the silk road underwent many subtle transformations while at the same time holding on to its original purpose. The trade of spices and goods to and from Asia and Europe remained constant, while the materials bartered slowly changed. The political boundaries as well as the national identities of the encompassing countries also were altered.
Despite changes in materials, the original purpose of the silk road remained intact throughout this time period. Asian commodities were traded with European merchants along the road and vice versa. Asia’s economy, such as that of China specifically, remained heavily reliant on the money from silk road trade, irregardless of the origin or type of goods that fueled such. Comparably, Europe’s economic status remained fueled by Asian trades.
While the basic purpose of the silk road remained mostly unchanged, the goods traded on it and the areas it went through did. While the silk road originally began on a small scale as a simple route of transport for Eurasian merchants, it later grew into an international necessity, not only economically, but culturally as well. Once exposed to Asian spices, fabrics, etc., Europeans became increasingly “addicted” to their newfound luxuries. This, in addition to Europe having the same effect on Asia, gradually shaped both cultures. Because of the numerous political changes that took place during this expanse of time, the route travelled by silk road merchants passed through new nations formed at the collapse of the Roman Empire. This, in turn, shaped the identities of additional nations/cultures along the path of the silk road.
Overall, the silk road’s basic purpose remained intact from 200 B.C.E. to 1450 C.E., but the specific patterns of interactions that occurred along it did not. Empires fell, new nations were formed, and that brought myriad changes to silk road cultures and the interactions between those that traveled on it.

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