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Enduring Issues: Home

The Assignment

To successfully complete your assignment you must understand the following definitions:

  • To identify: is to put a name to something
  •  To define: is to explain the features or nature of something
  •  To argue: is to provide reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory

Choose a topic.

  • Example: Crusades. 
    • Use the Databases below to find an article about the Crusades. What specific enduring issue is the article about? War, Interconnectedness?, Environment, etc.
    • Read article to compete your assignment.
    • Click on the citation tool in the database to retrieve your article's citation. Make sure you select the MLA citation.

Databases - You should save all your articles for this assignment to your google drive

Databases for source from class

Database for source within last 10 years

external image abchist_logo.gif USE THIS LINK IN SCHOOL

A database with encyclopedia articles - good past


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 Use this link if you are at HOME.

You will need the school password.


  Use this link if you are at SCHOOL


Sentence Starters

Identify & Define

Possible starters to introduce Enduring Issue:

Throughout history, the issue of __________________ has endured as a challenge.  This __(issue/problem)____________________ is best defined as_________________.


The     (issue/problem)                  is best defined as ________________________________________________.

Possible starters to introduce evidence for the Enduring Issue:

According to (name of the document, author, etc.) people were affected by (Enduring Issue) because of _________________________________________________________________________.


The significance of (issue/problem) can best be seen in ______name of document, author, etc._____________ when it discusses _______________________________________.


The way that ____name of document, author, etc.___________ (explains, supports, gives an example of) the enduring issue is by _____________________________________________________________.


According to (name of the document, author, etc.) the way the (Enduring Issue) has changed/or not changed) is _________________________________________________________________________.


An example of this issue is ________________________________________________________________________.


Phrases to help identify an enduring issue

  • Need for/to
  • Competition over
  • Lack of'
  • Scarcity of 
  • Effects of
  • Impact of
  • Change(s) in/to
  • Conflict(s) over
  • Rejection/acceptance of
  • Threats of/to