3 pages double space
STUDENTS WILL CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONTROVERSIAL HISTORICAL TOPICS AND WRITE A 3 PAGE OPINION PAPER.STUDENTS MUST “TAKE A SIDE” ON THIS TOPIC AND OFFER THEIR OPINION… THIS IS NOT JUST A HISTORY REPORT- IT REQUIRES THAT THE STUDENT TAKE A POSITION ON THE HISTORICAL EVENT/TOPIC.
Pick one topic
1. Was the United States justified in bombing Hiroshima/Nagasaki during WWII?
2. Was the putting of Japanese Americans in Internment Camps justified during WWII?
3. Was John F. Kennedy assassinated by a lone assassin or was it a conspiracy?
4. Was the invasion of Iraq after the 9/11 NY bombing justified?
5. Did Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal really help end the Great Depression?
YOUR PAPER MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. A SUMMARY OF THE HISTORICAL EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT (WHAT IS THE EVENT ABOUT? WHAT HAPPENED?)– IN THE INTRODUCTION
2. YOUR OPINON ON THE QUESTION– IN THE INTRODUCTION
3. MUST HAVE AT LEAST 3 HISTORICAL FACTS THAT SUPPORT YOUR OPINION– IN THE FORM OF QUOTES– CITED IN MLA FORMAT- THE QUOTES MUST NOT BE JUST GENERAL QUOTES ABOUT THE TOPIC. THEY MUST REINFORCE AND SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENT!!
4. MUST INCLUDE ONE FULL PARAGRAPH THAT SUMMARIZES THE OPPOSING VIEWPOINT FROM YOURS AND WHY YOU THINK IT IS INCORRECT
5. A “Works Cited” page (with at least 3 different types of sources)