Once students are familiar with how to use documents to identify an enduring issue this product moves on to writing the Enduring Issue Essay. This essay assignment is a great way to close up the Westward Expansion Unit and introduce students to Enduring Issue writing early in the 8th grade curriculum.
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Westward Expansion Enduring Issue Essay Assignment
5 lesson plans with accompanying powerpoint presentations
Student Samples and activities that review writing
Questionnaires on analyzing documents and writing
Additional documents to supplement instruction
Planning sheets for the essay
You can also purchase my introductory lesson plans on identifying enduring issues here: Enduring Issue Introductory Lesson Plan or my lesson plan using documents from the Reconstruction Era Reconstruction Enduring Issue Essay
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