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Native American Contributions: Past and Present

Native Americans have contributed much to the United States culture for more than two hundred years. Today, many Native Americans contribute art, music, government, writing, etc.

Do you think current Native American contributions are similar to or different than the contributions of those Native Americans two hundred years ago?

Write your position on a sticky note and discuss your preliminary ideas with classmates.

Plan with a classmate which aspects of past and current Native American contributions you would like to research, including how you plan to conduct and organize your research, and how you plan to search through sources efficiently for relevant information.

Then, draft your argument about whether the contributions of the past and present are more similar or different.

Write a well-developed paper that includes an engaging opening statement of your position, at least three supporting details from two different sources, and a strong conclusion.

Edit your writing for the grammar conventions studied so far this year.

Include relevant visuals found on the web. (W.6.1, W.6.4, W.6.5, RI.6.8, L.6.1,L.6.2a,b)

Immigration: Past and Present


People have been immigrating to the United States for more than two hundred years. Even today, there are people who immigrate to America.

Do you think the reasons for current immigration are similar to or different from the reasons of those who immigrated two hundred years ago?

Write your position on a sticky note and discuss your preliminary ideas with classmates.

Plan with a classmate which aspects of past and current immigration patterns you would like to research and how you plan to conduct and organize your research, and how you plan to search through sources efficiently for relevant information.

Then, draft your argument about whether the reasons are more similar or different between these two waves of immigration.

Write a well-developed paper that includes an engaging opening statement of your position, at least three supporting details from two different sources, and a strong conclusion.

Edit your writing for the grammar conventions studied so far this year.

Include relevant visuals found on the web. (W.6.1, W.6.4, W.6.5, RI.6.8, L.6.1,L.6.2a,b)

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