Expectations: -analyze information, employing concepts and theories appropriate
Expectations: -analyze information, employing concepts and theories appropriate to historical inquiry - draw conclusions based on supporting evidence, effective analysis of information, and awareness of diverse historical interpretations; - complete research projects that reflect or contain elements of a historical inquiry process: thesis, supporting evidence, conclusion based on evidence - express ideas, arguments, and conclusions, as appropriate for the audience and purpose: essay - use appropriate terminology to communicate results of inquiries Description: The goal of the historical research essay is to prove the thesis you develop to be true. You need to create a theory about this time period. Your ability to take information and apply a historical analysis to the factual information you present as support. Essentially, the essay demonstrates your ability to communicate your understanding and interpretation of the importance of a historical event to an interested audience (myself, your peers, and other historians).

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