History

Order Instructions/Description

For this project you will investigate a topic in world history up to 1000 CE. Write an essay of 1200 words, in which you examine the development of some aspect of an ‘Ancient City’ and investigate its history as it relates to the rise of civilization. To complete this research you will need to locate 1) one or more primary historical sources (documents written in the ancient period by people living in (or who visited) the city, 2) at least one secondary historical source that places the primary sources in their historical context (works written by contemporary historians).

a) at least ONE Primary Source (a document or object produced by the people and during the time you are investigating). You need to explain why this is a primary source and how you are going to use it.

b); and TWO secondary sources that are scholarly historical articles or books about the topic. Discuss how these sources will help you to place the primary source in its historical context. Provide citations for these (not URLS) in this or a similar format:

  • Introduction (your revised proposal)

Then break your story up into sections divided by sub-headings:

  • Part I – Sub-heading and then a discussion of what you think the reader needs to know first to follow your argument/story.

  • Point a

  • Point b

  • Point c

  • Part II Sub-heading

  • Point a

  • Point b

  • Point c

  • Part III (and so on until you have outlined your story)

  • Conclusion (either a recap of the main points of your essay, a discussion looking forward from the end of your essay (some like to discuss how their topic relates to today), or both of these.

Bibliography divided into two sections: 1) Primary sources, and 2) Secondary sources