This assignment asks students to create their own synthesis essay prompt and find appropriate and credible documents to use for the essay. Objectives are: To become familiar with the Synthesis question forma, To see connections between relevant primary documents of both written and visual texts, and To develop critical thinking and research skills.
It's a great tool for students to see the other side of the synthesis essay (how it's put together). Students are then asked to write down the rationale of each document and how it could enhance an essay asked in the prompt. Rubric is included.