- Immigrants are my topic.
- it must be 1500 to 2000 words in length, plus a title page and reference list, and formatted according to APA style2. Describe your four events:
Describe four specific events or developments that span the years from 1877 to the present, based on their impact on the group. Two of the events must be from before 1945 and two events must be from after 1945. Refer back to your Week 3 Assignment, consider your instructorâ€™s comments, and make any necessary revisions to your selected events or developments.
3. Research your group’s history and events.
In addition to your course textbook, you must use at least two primary sources and at least two scholarly secondary sources from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. Your sources should match your events and contribute towards a cohesive historical analysis. Refer back to your Week 3 Assignment, consider your instructorâ€™s comments, and make any necessary revisions to your sources.
4. Create a thesis.
Your thesis should summarize the main conclusions that you discovered while researching your group and that you will support with a logical argument based on evidence (sources). Refer back to your Week 3 Assignment, consider your instructorâ€™s comments, and make any necessary revisions to your thesis statement.
5. Develop your main points.
Drawing from your textbook and your research, examine your four events to explain the changes that occurred for your chosen group from 1877 to the present, including the challenges and achievements that are a part of that groupâ€™s history. Connect each of your selected events or developments back to your main thesis. The information presented must be organized and connected in chronological order.
For example, a student writing a paper about the topic African Americans might choose the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Power Movement as two of their events. In that case, the paper would provide a description of the two movements. It would explain what each one revealed about the role of African Americans in broader American society in, respectively, the 1920s and the late 1960s, explain how and why the roles of African Americans in the 1920s differed from their roles in the late 1960s, and explain how events in the 1920s may have contributed to developments in the later decade.
6. Add an introduction and conclusion.
Add an introductory paragraph or slide at the beginning of your project which introduces the history of your group and includes your thesis statement. At the end of the project, add a concluding paragraph or slide which reaffirms your projectâ€™s findings and thesis.
7. Revise and edit.
Make sure to read over your project to catch any errors, consider having a friend, classmate, tutor, or your instructor look over your project before submitting. Consider utilizing the Writing Center
The Final Project
- Must include a separate title page (or slide) with the following:
- Title of project
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- Must begin with an introductory paragraph (or slide) that has a succinct thesis statement.
- Must explain the changes that occurred for this group from 1877 to the present, including the challenges and achievements that are a part of that groupâ€™s history.
- Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
- Must use at least two primary sources and at least two scholarly secondary sources from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library (textbooks, encyclopedia articles, and popular websites are not scholarly sources). The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must document all sources, including images, in APA style as outlined in the Writing Centerâ€™s Citing Within Your Paper guide.
- Must include a separate reference page, that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List resource in the Writing Center for specifications.