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Jefferson vs. Hamilton

Before George Washington retired as president he warned the young nation not to create political parties.  He believed there should be one political party in America and it should be the American Party.  But two of Washington’s top advisors, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, created divisions that helped form the…

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Follow the Rule of Engagement

I just happened to be reading an article online when I found this great piece of advice. Follow the Rule of Engagement. What does that mean? It means when someone is talking to you, you should look them in the eye. It does not mean you should keep looking at…

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What Did You Eat for Thanksgiving?

Classic Thanksgiving dinners usually include turkey or ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy or sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows.  On the side, a person might find squash or green beans and cranberry sauce. Finally, there could be rolls and pumpkin pie. But does Thanksgiving have to include these foods?  Most…

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History of Thanksgiving

The year after the Pilgrims wrote the Mayflower Compact and landed on Plymouth Rock they celebrated the very first Thanksgiving.  You may remember the story, the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to dinner to celebrate the first successful harvest. The year before more than half of the Pilgrims had starved…

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How To Use Google Drive

I just love infographics. So when I found this fantatic infographic on how to use Google Drive to got really excited. Everything you every needed or wanted to know about Google Drive is found below. Take a moment and check it out. Comment below if there is something you would…

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Writing DBQs

How to Write an Introduction and Conclusion for a DBQ

Writing an introduction and conclusion for a DBQ doesn’t have to be hard especially if you follow the easy guide shown below. There are two tables one for the introduction and one for the conclusion. Each table addresses every sentence needed for each of the two paragraphs and they are in order.

Using A Document Analysis to Write the DBQ Body Paragraphs

Learn how to read and annotate a DBQ Document so that it makes sense. Take the information from that Document to write a DBQ paragraph by completing a Document Analysis. Then use that Document Analysis to write a perfect paragraph for your DBQ essay.

Writing a Body Paragraph for a DBQ

Learn to Write a DBQ body paragraph. If you have used the Document Analysis, writing a body paragraph is as easy as copying the chart. Other How-To Articles You Might Find Useful