1. Project/Historical Event Analysis (HEA): Choose a topic about a significant event in U.S. History before 1877 for U.S. History 1301. My event is on Boston Tea Party The student will be responsible for choosing an event in American History and create an argument on its significance using historical evidence of at least one primary source and one secondary source. The student will also analyze and interpret the primary and secondary sources by explaining how the material impacted the chosen event.
2. Research the topic or significant even. The paper you submit needs to be at least 3 pages. It should be doubled spaced using 12 inch font. The borders on your paper should be no more than 1 inch. Do a cover sheet with your name, date, and the title of your project.
3. You will need at least 2 sources (a primary and secondary source). You can use the internet, books, magazines, etc. You need to do a bibliography of the sources you use. You need to identify if the source you use was a primary source or a secondary source.
4. Blackboard uses SafeAssign to check your paper against plagiarism. Plagiarism will result in a 0.
Use Turabian to cite your sources:
(A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types of primary sources include:
· ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records
· CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art
· RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
Examples of primary sources include:
Diary of Anne Frank – Experiences of a Jewish family during WWII
The Constitution of Canada – Canadian History
A journal article reporting NEW research or findings
Weavings and pottery – Native American history
Plato’s Republic – Women in Ancient Greece
A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Some types of secondary sources include:
PUBLICATIONS: Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias
Examples of secondary sources include:
A journal/magazine article which interprets or reviews previous findings
A history textbook
A book about the effects of WWI