This module is for Grades: 8-12 Welcome

Writing Your Thesis Statement Video

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In the following activities, you will learn how to develop an argument, or thesis statement. The thesis statement is the basis of your research project and explains why a historical person or event is important. You will also learn how to write your thesis statement so that it answers the questions, "Who? What? Where? When? Why does it matter?"

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define thesis statement.
  • Identify key components of a thesis statement.
  • Compose a thesis statement based on the 5W questions.
  • Evaluate the quality of several thesis statements.