After learning about the Qin and Han Dynasties, students will work in pairs to compare and contrast the dynasties. One student will represent Qin Shihuangdi (the founder of the Qin Dynasty) and another student will represent Liu Pang (the founder of the Han Dynasty). Students will write a dialogue focusing on several interesting categories. Then they'll present their dialogue to the class, practicing their public speaking skills.
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(From the Common Core)
☺ Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
☺ Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
☺ Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
☺ Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
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