Begin a unit on the Revolutionary War with this writing prompt to assess what students already know. They can also look back at this writing assignment to see how much they have learned to add to their prior knowledge.

Learning Objectives

(ELA-LITERACY.W.8.8) Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

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