Research Paper Assignment
You will be required to write an 8-10 page research paper based on at least one chapter of your choosing from the A People’s History of the United States text. You will use a chapter of your choosing, more if you choose to, from the Zinn text as a historical basis for understanding a modern-day issue(s). Students have long been taught edited and at times incorrect versions of historical events that have implications for societal issues we experience today. Learning an accurate history of events provides one with the proper context for understanding and addressing modern-day issues.
You are required to utilize information from the chapter(s) you choose and incorporate information about a related modern-day societal issue. Your goal is to show how historical information from the Zinn text helps to explain and potentially feeds into a modern-day issue(s). You must incorporate a minimum of 8 scholarly sources (i.e., journal articles). The timely completion of the paper will count towards course participation. See course schedule and check canvas. [CLO 1-6]
The general formatting requirements for the paper include a cover page, page numbering, 1” margins, strict double-spacing, and Times New Roman 12pt. font. The paper must be written in formal English, with college-level writing mechanics, and APA-style formatting, inclusive of in-text citations and references. It will be uploaded to Canvas must be in one of the following word processing file formats: Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx). [CLO 1-6]
Textbook: Zinn, H. (2015). A people’s history of the United States. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. (ISBN: