Apologia Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RL.9-10.6

Core Standard

An apologia is a work that is written for the purpose of forming a defense or justification for a belief or idea. The goal is to clearly communicate the defenders’ convictions, motives, or the reason for action. The goal of the writer is to either defend or excuse themselves for their conduct or openly expressed opinions. The best forms of these include a great deal of evidence in the form of indisputable data. This form of communication dates back to the Roman civilization. These worksheets will help students understand the use of apologia and how to begin to use this form of communication on their own.