A thesis statement is a central thought that holds your entire National History Day (NHD) project together. Early in the research process we like to call this a working thesis; as you gather your information, this thought can, and probably should, evolve. The race riot of 1919 was a cataclysmic event in Chicago. After five days of rioting, 38 white and black citizens were killed and 537 were injured. The riot itself was the product of nearly two decades of conflict between whites and blacks over housing, jobs, and political representation. Activities to Introduce Thesis Writing, history Fair gives students an opportunity to think for themselves and make their own interpretations rather than reporting back on what others had to say. Writing a thesis, then, is challenging work for students and they may need some introductory activities before they feel comfortable about doing it for themselves. S. Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, initiated debate over immigration to the Alaskan Territory in 1938. The failure to reach a diplomatic compromise resulted in an end to negotiations; closing an opportunity for population growth in Alaska and leading to the death of many, such as the Jews of Neustadt, Germany who believed the United States last open frontier.
Thesis Identifying Activity - SlideShare
Writing a thesis, then, is challenging work for students and they may need some introductory activities before they feel comfortable about doing it for themselves. Identify strong/weak thesis statements, using the worksheet created by Cheryl Hinchey, a History Fair teacher at Mead Jr. High in Elk Grove, discuss the criteria of a strong thesis statement and then ask students to do an activity in which they evaluate a number of theses. Though the groups primary goals failed to reach fruition through active diplomacy, protestors succeeded in spreading awareness to the American public and consequently ignited the modern American Indian Movement. Dont: Had the Continental Congress voted against the 3/5 Compromise, America could have avoided a Civil War.