Fall of the Aztec Empire Newscast Writing Assignment

Fall of the Aztec Empire Newscast Writing Assignment
Fall of the Aztec Empire Newscast Writing Assignment
Fall of the Aztec Empire Newscast Writing Assignment
Fall of the Aztec Empire Newscast Writing Assignment
Fall of the Aztec Empire Newscast Writing Assignment
Fall of the Aztec Empire Newscast Writing Assignment
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This is a research based assignment. You can use this in conjunction with the Ancient Aztec unit (coming soon) or on its own. The prompt, instructions, newscast notes, and the grading rubric are all included here. The purpose of this assignment is help students understand what led to the fall of the Aztec empire, and encourage the students to engage in critical thinking skills, as well as creative expression as they create a newscast on one event that led to the fall of the Aztec empire.

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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
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