Topic of interests assignment

World War One Topic of Interest

Working individually, decide on a topic you would like to learn more about.   This topic should relate to World War One and require research. You will write a 400 word, four-paragraph essay about your topic then present your research to the class as a presentation using Keynote.

Step by Step

  • Decide on your topic
  • Decide on your focus questions
  • Fill out this document with your name, topic, and focus questions.
  • Start your research.  Be sure to bookmark all sites using your delicious account that you will create this week.  See here for help.
  • Complete the planning guide as you do your work.
  • Turn in your paper
  • Prepare for your presentation

Write your report using the MLA format.  See here for a sample paper.  It needs to include the following paragraphs

  1. Introduction:  Introduce your reader to the topic. Provide  some interesting facts that will entice (encourage) your reader to keep on reading.  Be sure to include a thesis statement
  2. First research question: Pose (ask) the research question and then answer it using the summary paragraph format. Be sure to use a topic sentence AND closing sentence for each paragraph.
  3. Second research question: Pose (ask) the research question and then answer it using the summary paragraph format. Be sure to use a topic sentence AND closing sentence for each paragraph.
  4. Conclusion: Speculate (make a smart guess) about the impact your topic had on the war
  5. Write your bibliography.  Find bibliography help here.

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