Our district adopted the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook this year, found on the DiscoveryEd online portal. As the trainers for this Techbook even say, it is "not a curriculum" but rather "a resource." To that end, my colleagues and I have had to create a variety of worksheets to support the activities in the Techbook as well as quiz questions for reading passages that can be uploaded to Socrative or Kahoots or even used on Google Forms. Some of the resources have been retyped from the original pdf format into a Word doc or spreadsheet with minor format and directions changes. ALL resources I have created are for Grade 7, World Geography chapters TO ACCOMPANY the DiscoveryEd online Techbook. There is no direct text from the chapters themselves. For that, you will need an account with Discovery Education.
This particular resource connects to Grade 7 World Geography Techbook Chapter 4.3. The original activity can be found under the "Elaborate" tab.
In this assessment, the students return to Winston Churchill's words and must weigh the new knowledge against a Focus Question: Is Europe a land of conflict or collaboration? The thinking process is mapped out step by step, beginning with gathering evidence (including a place for citations) to organizing the ideas into a RACES format. The final writing piece matched the persuasive writing standard.
This assignment can be expanded to a full essay, or it can be done independently of Discovery Education as well.