"'Not So Very Unreasonable!!! Eh?': Cartoon From 'Punch', 1848, On The Presentation Of The Chartists' Petition To Parliament," Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest, accessed 20 Apr 2012, http://quest.eb.com/images/140_1682691
How to find a topic:
Remember, Dr. Slater has said: "Your topic must have a European history perspective." Please also keep in mind that only one person per class can sign up for a focused topic.
1) Use your textbook
2) Talk to your parents, grandparents, or relatives
3) "What about the history of Europe would you like to know more about?"
4) Use the Library's Reference Resources like Britannica School or research starters from Salem Press
5) Use Wikipedia
REMEMBER: Represent the Best Possible Sources!
Reference - for background and context (Encyclopedias, Almanacs, Dictionaries, etc. are all Tertiary Sources)
Books - for depth (Secondary Sources)
Primary sources - for evidence
Scholarly Articles - for analysis (Secondary Sources)
"Schools like The Meadows should teach you how to write at the academic level in your core disciplines, so that you are well-prepared for the collegiate world. The main purpose of this assignment is to do just that: to improve your research, writing, organization, and analytical skills in preparation for college."
Qi Huang, E-Resources Librarian at The Harker School