1. Topic Selection Mine is to be on The Seven Years’ War and the Treaty of Paris, 1963 2. Formulation of question Formulate one historical question on the topic of your choice. Here are some examples of historical questions: a) cause and/or effect What were the causes of….? What were the consequences of…? ex: What were the causes of the Great Depression? ex: What were the effects of World War I on women’s issues? b) comparison and contrast ex: Compare and contrast the causes of the French Revolution and the American Revolution ex: Compare and contrast the position of women at the beginning of the twentieth century and their position after World War II. c) evaluation of a historical event, process, or movement What is the historical significance of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? d) change and continuity How did something change over time? ex: How did the position of women in the West change from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century? 3. Address your historical question in one of the following ways: a) record a short 3-5 minute video presentation. (Note: You can create a free YouTube account and store your presentation online for free. You will need a webcam to record yourself or a screen recorder, such as Snagit.) b) create a 10-30 slide PowerPoint. c) write a 600 to 1000 word presentation (with or without images) in Word or any other word-processing program. d) Use the text-editing box of your discussion post in Canvas. e) if there is any other digital tool that you would like to use, you are welcome to do so. (There are many free presentation tools on the web that you may want to explore.) 4. Sources Your presentation needs to have two primary source and one secondary source (no Wikipedia articles). You can perform research on the Internet, use resources from Shasta College library and your public library to gather information for your topic. Please document your sources at the end of the presentation using one of the documentation styles (MLA or Chicago Style). Primary sources are historical records produced at the same time the event or period that is being studied took place or soon thereafter. Examples of primary sources are: government records, presidential speeches, original manuscript, law codes, private correspondence, literary works, religious texts, merchants’ account books, memoirs, and others. Secondary sources are produced well after the events they describe and interpret. Examples of secondary sources are: books, articles, television documentaries, biographies, textbooks, historical films, and others. They provide interpretations, make comparisons, and discuss motives and causation. In some cases a secondary source can be also a primary source. For example, a newspaper article about WWI published in the 1930s can be at the same time a secondary source about WWI and a primary source for the events in the 1930s. It may reveal something about the mood of the 1930s since it is written in that period. Here are several websites that contain primary sources: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/category/event (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/main_pop/ps/ps_china.htm (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/modsbook.asp (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site.