history research assignment

For this assignment. You’re going to make an outline and thesis statement regarding the topic below. Please see the handout “Six Simple Steps for Writing a Research Paper” for assistance.

Essay Topic: Identify and critically analyze the causes and the effects of the Dust Bowl.

Research Specifications: for this research essay you will need to go to the library, access an online library catalog/journal database, and / or use the Internet. You must use both of the following in your essay:

1. The required video source: Surviving the Dust Bowl/PBS:AmericanExperience 1998

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/…

2. One (1) secondary source of your choice, but it must be an academic source

  1. Academic sources: History journal articles, a book published by aUniversity Press, a website created by a historical foundation or university
  2. DO NOT use a reference source: encyclopedia

Specifications:

o Quotes may NOT be longer than 5 words!
o A total of 2 quotes (one from each source)
o Hint: quotes should provide the opinion of your author and be worked into

Remember: For this assignment. You’re going to make an outline and thesis statement regarding the topic above. Please see the handout “Six Simple Steps for Writing a Research Paper” for assistance.