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lesson 12
1 hour

Mid-Unit Assessment: Identify and Evaluate Relevancy of Supporting Claim


In this lesson, the Mid-Unit Assessment, students use textual evidence from Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel and the Evaluating Evidence and Reasoning Tool from 12.3.1 Lesson 11 to craft a formal, multi-paragraph response to the following prompt: Choose an excerpt from Guns, Germs, and Steel. Identify one of Diamond’s supporting claims; evaluate whether the evidence is relevant and sufficient and the reasoning is valid to support that claim.


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