Was Magellan Worth Defending?
What claims can you make? • Choose your argument: Magellan was / was not worth defending. • Go to your buckets. Find related pieces of evidence. When you combine these 2 or 3 pieces of evidence, what kind of assertion/claim can you make to support your overarching argument?
Identify the analytical categories that develop your answer to the question. Insert evidence from the documents into each category or bucket.
Citing Evidence Best way to take evidence from documents for buckets • Context (who, where info is coming from), • quote or paraphrase • followed by (Doc. Letter) According to a journal written by Antonio Pigafetta in 1520 CE, “…where we remained three months and twenty days without taking provisions…” (Doc. D)
Adapted from UNC at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences Writing Center Reasoning Matters After you introduce evidence into your writing, you must say why and how this evidence supports your argument. What turns a fact or piece of information into evidence is the connection it has with a larger claim or argument: evidence is always evidence for or against something, and you have to make that link clear with reasoning. We should not assume that our readers already know what we are talking about. The audience can’t read our minds: although they may be familiar with many of the ideas we are discussing, they don’t know what we are trying to do with those ideas unless we indicate it through reasoning.
Exploration experienced growing trade, the spread of ideas, and technological developments resulting in the First Global Age___(when/WHY) ______. The countries of Spain and Portugal were particularly important because _____. The explorer Ferdinand Magellan was/was not worth defending because ________ and _______________. (THIS IS YOUR CLAIM-CHICKENFOOT) One reason Magellan should/should not be considered is ____(BUCKET)_____. Evidence of this is shown in Doc ___, where it says _____. This impacted his mission by _____ (REASON WHY IT MATTERS) _______. Another example of why Magellan should/should not be regarded is ____ (BUCKET) _____. This is supported by Doc ___, which indicates ______. This influenced his mission by ______ (REASON WHY IT MATTERS) ________. Although Magellan __ (mention the opposing view) ___, as noted in Doc ____, it is clear that ____ outweighed _____. In conclusion, Magellan was/was not worth defending due to ______ and ________. Without a doubt, Magellan’s actions impacted our modern knowledge of exploration today by _________.