11/21/2016 – Historical Writing 7th Grade


  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Writing Notes
  • Writing Activity
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Avoid common writing mistakes.
  • Use claims, evidence, and reasoning to construct a historical argument and explanation.

Day in Review:

Today we began with a worksheet on common writing mistakes.  We spent a few minutes on the Do Now and then went over the answers.  Once we finished the do now we took a few notes on how to construct a historical argument (or explanation to a historical question) using claims, evidence, and reasoning (CER).  We ran out of time and were not able to complete the activity in class, however I included it on the notes posted below so students have access to it and can practice on their own.

Assignments and Resources:

Use CER and the handout you received from a previous class regarding Hammurabi’s Code to answer the question: Was Hammurabi’s Code an example of justice or revenge?  In your response you must claim that it was either justice or revenge (you can’t say both), you must use three pieces of evidence from the code, and then provide reasoning to explain how your evidence supports your claim.



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