Unit 1 Essay



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U. S. History I (2120)

Unit 1 Essay

You will be writing a two-paragraph essay about the similarities and differences between the settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth. You will turn in a rough draft first, then you will write a final paper.



  • First, list the similarities between the two settlements:

1. __________________________________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________________________________

5. __________________________________________________________________________________

6. __________________________________________________________________________________


  • Then, use the following sentence to begin your first paragraph:

Although the settlers of Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts came to America for different reasons, the settlements had many similarities. For example, . . .



  • Next, list the differences between the two settlements:


Jamestown, Virginia had these characteristics:

1. __________________________________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________________________________



Plymouth, Massachusetts had these characterics:

1. __________________________________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________________________________



  • Then, use the following sentence to begin your first paragraph:

Despite these similarities between Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts, the settlements had many differences as well. For example, . . .
When writing, make sure that no two sentences in your paragraph begin with the same word. Also, use transition words when possible.

Also,


Additionally,

Furthermore,

Finally,

In addition,




  • When you have finished writing your rough draft, read you paper aloud to a partner. Your partner should then make suggestions as to how you can improve your paragraph.



Your rough draft is due: _____________________________



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