History Essay

Directions: Choose one of the following questions to respond to with a short essay. Your response must be a multi-paragraph essay, no more than 1 page in length. See the rubric below for further information on grading.

Questions:

1) What conclusion can you draw in regards to religion in ancient Western civilization?

2) How would you portray any figure (fictional or real) of the ancient Western world?

3) Why was it better to have divine monarchs than democracy, or vice versa?

4) Which civilization’s treatment of women could be considered superior to all others? Why?

Rubric for grading essay:

Components 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Introductory Paragraph IS a thesis statement that…

a) provides an answer to a question

b) is specific

c) can be debated

d) can be supported with facts

-is missing one of the aforementioned aspects -is missing two of the aforementioned aspects -is missing three of the aforementioned aspects
Body Paragraphs -first sentence has a topic and a controlling idea related to the thesis

-successive sentences have ample, distinct, specific, accurate supporting evidence for the controlling idea

-is/are missing one of the aforementioned aspects -is/are missing two of the aforementioned aspects -is missing three of the aforementioned aspects
Conclusion -restates thesis and arguments

-has a concluding statement (identifies significance of thesis & arguments; i.e. How is the point you’re making important in regards to Western civilization?)

-is missing one of the aforementioned aspects -is missing two of the aforementioned aspects -is missing three of the aforementioned aspects
Format/

Grammar,

Spelling,

Punctuation

-there is audience awareness (written in 3rd person without pronouns & for me/Diamantis)

-writing is free from grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors

-is missing one of the aforementioned aspects -is missing two of the aforementioned aspects -is missing three of the aforementioned aspects