Title of paper (thoughtful, descriptive, topic specific)



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The Essay Plan

Title of paper (thoughtful, descriptive, topic specific): __________________________________

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Essay topic to be explored in the paper: __________________________________________________

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Possible opening statement: ______________________________________________________________

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Thesis Statement: ___________________________________________________________________________

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My Key Points Will Be:
Key Point #1 (Topic Sentence): ________________________________________________________________________________________________

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  • Supporting detail 1 _________________________________________________________________

  • Supporting detail 2 _________________________________________________________________

  • Supporting detail 3 _________________________________________________________________

  • Clincher detail: ______________________________________________________________________

Key Point #2 (Should support KP #1) (Topic Sentence): _______________________________________________________________________________________________

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  • Supporting detail 1 _________________________________________________________________

  • Supporting detail 2 _________________________________________________________________

  • Supporting detail 3 _________________________________________________________________

  • Clincher detail: ______________________________________________________________________

Key Point #3 (a point not obvious to most readers) (Topic Sentence):

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  • Supporting detail 1 _________________________________________________________________

  • Supporting detail 2 _________________________________________________________________

  • Supporting detail 3 _________________________________________________________________

  • Clincher detail: ______________________________________________________________________

Conclusion:


  • Important detail, example, or clincher quote: ____________________________________

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  • Sum it all up; reflection: ____________________________________________________________

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Due Dates:

  1. Topic : ________________________

  2. Outline of Paper: DUE: ________________________

  3. Due Date of Paper: ________________________


Topics: YOU MUST CONNECT YOUR TOPIC TO THIS HISTORY CLASS!



  1. Draft Dodgers in Canada

  2. Louis Riel Innocent or Guilty

  3. Winnipeg General Strike

  4. Residential Schools

  5. Canadian Pop Culture

  6. Immigration policy & Citizenship

  7. FLQ Crisis

  8. Canada during the Cold War

  9. Canada and its Global Partners

(UN, NATO, etc..)

  1. Canadian Heartland, Hinterland & Staple Trade

  2. Quebec Nationalism (separation)

  3. Canadian Economy

  4. Displacement of People

  5. Canadian Mounted Police (Origins)

  6. Canada and Global Warming

  7. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. Human Rights in Canada

  8. Canadian Legal System

  9. Canada in Modern Day Wars

  10. Canada & Athletics

  11. Diversity of Canada

  12. Newfoundland Canada’s 10th Province

  13. Human Rights Internationally

  14. Famous Canadian Inventors and Inventions

  15. Great Canadian Mysteries & Folklore

  16. The Great Depression

  17. Butterbox Babies

  18. Dionne Quintuplets

  19. Internment Camps

  20. Mahar Arar

  21. Tommy Douglas

  22. Richard Uniake

  23. Group of Seven

  24. Canadian War Heroes

  25. Canadian Protest Music

  26. Propose your own idea




Research Essay Rubric
Student Name: __________________ Block: ______ Topic: ___________


Category

15-12

11-8

8-5

4-1

Score

Quality of Information

Information clearly relates to the main topic. Includes several supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given.

Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.




Category

10-8

8-6

6-4

4-0




Organization

The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper. Details are placed in a logical order and the way they are presented effectively keeps the interest of the reader. A variety of thoughtful transitions are used and clearly show how the ideas are connected.(1000 words)

The introduction is inviting, states the main topic and previews the structure of the paper, but is not particularly inviting to the reader. Details are placed in a logical order, but the way in which they are presented/introduced sometimes makes the writing less interesting. Transitions clearly show how ideas are connected, but there is little variety.

The introduction states the main topic, but does not adequately preview the structure of the paper nor is it particularly inviting to the reader. Some details are not in logical or expected order and this distracts the reader. Some transitions work well but connections between other ideas are fuzzy.

There is no clear introduction of the topic/structure of the paper. Many details are not in logical/expected order. There is little sense that the writing is organized. The transitions between ideas are unclear or non-existent.




Category

4 - Above Standards

3 – Meets Standards

2 – Approaching Standards

1 – Below Standards




Thesis Statement

Thesis statement names the topic of the essay and outlines the main points to be discussed.

Thesis statement names the topic of the essay.

The thesis statement outlines some or all of the main points to be discussed but does not name the topic.

The thesis statement does not name the topic AND does not preview what will be discussed.




In-Text Citations

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and sited correctly. (Min. 5)

All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and most are cited correctly.

Most sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and are cited correctly.

Many sources are suspect (not credible) AND/OR not cited correctly.




Grammar & Spelling

Author makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.

Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distracts the reader from the content.




Evidence and Examples

All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each pieces of evidence supports the author’s position.

Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each pieces of evidence supports the author’s position.

At least 1 of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how the piece of evidence supports the author’s position.

Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.




APA Format

Correct Title Page Format; Original title; page #’s and double spaced.

Minor errors.

Multiple errors.

Incorrect format.




Category

5 - Above Standards

4 – Meets Standards

3 – Approaching Standards

2 – Below Standards




Outline

Excellent

Very good

Good

Poor




References

(min. 5)

All sources are accurately documented in the APA format.



Less than 5

Minor mistakes



3 or less

Some are not accurately documented



2 or less

Not accurately documented











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