Introduction to Part II
Welcome to Part II of the Research Assignment for HIST. In Part I you used contemporary primary sources (e-newspaper articles) and tertiary sources (encyclopedias) to help select and learn about your chosen issue of contemporary relevance. You analyzed these sources, learned how to properly cite such sources, and used them to create initial research questions.In Part II, you will begin to investigate the historical roots of that contemporary issue using secondary sources. More specifically, you will locate two monographs (full-length books) and two scholarly journal articles.After you’ve completed Part II, your instructor or your teaching assistant will reassess your topic in light of your monograph/article selections and annotations, and comment on your revised research question.
HISTORY TOPIC CHECKLIST
_____ MY PROJECT FOCUSES ON A REGION OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
_____ THE HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF MY PROJECT PRE-DATE 1990
_____ I HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW I WILL CONNECT THIS TOPIC TO A CURRENT ISSUE
____I CAN DRAW COMPARISONS BETWEEN HISTORY AND THE PRESENT
____I CAN DEMONSTRATE DIRECT LINKS BETWEEN HISTORY AND THE PRESENT
_____ I HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT HOW I WILL NARROW THIS TOPIC TO SOMETHING I CAN ANALYZE WITH DEPTH IN 1500-2100 WORDS.