AP ESSAYS. COMPARATIVE (COMP) CHANGE & CONTINUITY-OVER-TIME (CCOT) DOCUMENT BASED QUESTION (DBQ) . CCOT Essay Scoring. BASIC CORE - Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence A – answers all parts of the question (2 pts)
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CHANGE & CONTINUITY-OVER-TIME (CCOT)
DOCUMENT BASED QUESTION (DBQ)
BASIC CORE - Historical skills and knowledge required to show competence
TOTAL 7 pts
Describe and analyze the cultural, economic, and political impact of Islam on ONE of the following regions between 1000 CE and 1750 CE . Be sure to discuss continuities as well as changes.
Your Thesis must include:
1. In your thesis include the dates or time period
For example: “Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. . . . “
2. Include the region or country you chose.
Example: “Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam
impacted West Africa . . . “
3. Tell what changed and what stayed the same using the
categories stated in the prompt.
“Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam impacted West Africa by changing its economics and political structure but many of its cultural aspects remained the same.”
The above thesis is a minimally acceptable thesis and will get you the point on the rubric.
A mo’ betta’ thesis would be:
Between 1000 and 1750 C.E. Islam entered West Africa and increased its trade and centralized its politics but many aspects of African religion and gender roles remained unchanged.
To better understand the impact of Islam on West Africa during this period, one must take a look at what this area was like prior to the introduction of Islam.
1st Sentence – A Change/Continuity (Topic Sentence)
2nd Sentence – Evidence (of how it was)
3rd Sentence – Evidence (before/after)
4th Sentence – Evidence (after)
5th Sentence – Analysis - why the changed occurred or the effect of the change
6th Sentence – Transition
1st Body Paragraph – first change in category/region
2nd Body Paragraph – second change in category/region
3rd Body Paragraph – what continued
4th Body Paragraph – Global Context - include relevant
world historical context in your analysis of CCOT