Topic Selection

For your final research project, you will write a four- to five-page narrative from the position of an individual experiencing a particular event, movement, or era of world history.  Because this research project will also be the basis for your final in-class review project, I want to make sure that we have a good distribution of research projects from a variety of time periods and regions throughout all of my classes.  (Also, this is for the sake of my sanity: I have no desire to read ninety papers written from the perspective of Julius Caesar or Marie Antoinette.  Teachers get bored, too, guys.)

So!  To that end, you need to fill out the Google form below with your preferences in terms of time periods and individuals you would like to research.  Is there a time period you would absolutely hate to research?  Make sure I know, and I’ll try my best to make sure you don’t wind up spending the next eight weeks researching something you loathe.  Is there an individual or circumstance who isn’t on the list who you’d like to research?  Add it in, and we’ll see what we can do.

Your topic assignment will be on a first come, first served basis– so if you REALLY want to write your narrative about Hatshepsut, you need to be ready to make your selection as soon as the form goes live.

The Google form will be open for responses starting at 12:00 PM (noon) on Saturday, March 4th.  The form will CLOSE at 8:00 AM on Monday, March 7th.  If you have not made your selections by that time, I will assign you to whatever topics are left, and you will probably be quite unhappy.

I suggest looking over the options on your copy of the Final Research Project: Topics and Instructions sheet and doing some quick research in your textbooks and online to see which topics you think you can live with for the rest of the semester, because once your topic is assigned, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CHANGE.

You will find out what topic you have been assigned on March 8th.

Once you know what topic you have, it’s time to move along to the Source Scavenger Hunt!