Choose a topic. Conduct further research using the library databases (Proquest and JSTOR) and construct an annotated bibliography.

Assignment Question

 (FINAL HISTORY) -choose a topic that has been covered in weeks 9-14(Understanding History 1) and conduct further research using the library databases (Proquest and JSTOR). Then, construct an annotated bibliography.

Section One: Introduction Paragraph Include a paragraph that introduces your topic and your main research question(s) that is organized around a 5C of historical thinking. The introduction will summarize the topic, introduce your question, and how you went about finding sources about your topic. You will then make an argument in one sentence that answers your research question based on your findings.

Section Two: Annotated Bibliography – Secondary Sources Include bibliographic references and annotations for 5 academic secondary sources (books or academic articles) that relate to your topic. Secondary sources can only come from the library, JSTOR, Proquest, and the assigned class readings. Do not use book reviews as sources or sources from the internet. Primary sources should come from the primary source lists provided by the instructor in this week’s “Readings and Materials” section. -Before each annotation, provide the bibliographic information for the source (as it would appear in the reference section of a paper). Use a consistent citation / reference format such as Chicago, MLA, APA. -For each source, you will write two paragraphs (called annotations). The first paragraph will include a brief summary (5-7 sentences) that identifies what the author’s research question, argument, and a few supporting points. In the second paragraph, (5-8 sentences), students will explain how the sources relates to thier own 5C of historical thinking research question and how the source connects with their topic.

Section Three: Annotated bibliography – Primary Sources Include bibliographic references and annotations for 2-3 primary sources that relate to your topic. Before each annotation, provide the bibliographic information for the source (as it would appear in the reference section of a paper). For each source, students will write 1-2 paragraphs that summarize and analyze the primary source using questions located in the “How to analyze a primary source” handout.

Section Four: Conclusion Students will write a paragraph that synthesizes all the sources together. In other words, what did you learn from this research? How do the sources relate to each other? This is a great opportunity to incorporate the readings that we have read in class. This section should have in-text citations.