Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Civil Rights Historical Investigation




This resource connects our Civil Rights Historical Investigations unit with writing prompts that align with the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

Civil Rights Historical Investigations is three teaching units that explore the civil rights movement from 1950s through 1970s. This supplement includes specific writing prompts and teaching strategies that require students to gather evidence from the unit’s rich collection of primary documents, use that evidence to make claims about the past, and craft a formal argumentative essay. The resource features effective writing strategies for general use in the social studies classroom. 


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