Now that everyone has finally made it through the Post-War Tensions Pear Deck, we can finally work on the accompanying writing assignment. The organizer, an adaptation of the 3.5 essay, is a format we have used before and is therefore familiar to students. They are asked to start by providing the historical context. In this case, they open with what united Americans during World War I before discussing the tensions that divided us in the years that followed.
To help students with the next step, I gave them a sorting activity on Wordwall. Not only did this make students review their notes, it also created an outline they could use as they worked. All in all, it worked well and I will definitely use it again.
Finally, after adding transitions students copy and paste the work they have done on the chart into the writing section. They love this part because it feels a bit like cheating.
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