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The Crusades

School: High Tech High School

City/State: San Diego, CA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Format(s): Book

Subject(s): Science and Technology, Social Studies

Type(s): Informative/Explanatory

Writing Assignment Description

Students from High Tech High School in San Diego, California created this book as part of an investigation into the math and physics behind the weapons of the crusades.

Each entry was created by two students and includes writing, illustrations and diagrams. The written entry includes background on the history of the weapon, a battle in which it was used, and the physics of the weapon.

How This Writing Can Be Useful

  • Includes thoughtful and professional-quality layout that combines text and graphics
  • Follows a common format for entries which also allows for original work and creativity
  • Integrates multiple sources of information in a variety of formats to present content

Relevant Resources

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can write informative/explanatory texts that convey complex ideas and concepts clearly and accurately, using content that is carefully selected, organized, and analyzed.
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