One sentence summaries: conclusions on the Presidents
These resources are a great way to tie together a study of History of Americas. They specifically cover the period 1945-1980 but the approaches used are easily adaptable for other time periods and regions.
At the end of the debate outline above, each member of the class at the International School of Toulouse had to sum up each President’s performance as a ‘topic sentence’.
Suggested task: Consider which sentence you think is the best expressed; which sentence agrees / disagrees with your own view; what particular evidence you would use to develop / challenge different viewpoints.