Research Paper and Roundtables

An independent research project and 4-8 page essay on a historical topic connected to our final theme of contact

 

Deadlines

Full Draft is due May 22

Final Paper May 29

Presentations June 5

 

Topic Options 

 

Can I make my own topic?  Yes, but here are the requirements:

  1. It has to be centered on the theme of contact: ideas and/or people that meet and what happens.

  2. It has to be in the world -- not in the United States

  3. It has to be historical.

 

Project Documents 

 

  • Food and the Columbian Exchange

  • Transatlantic Slave Trade 

  • African Diaspora

  • Art/Painting in the Americas (influence of indigenous people, Africans, and Europeans together)

  • Dance in the Americas (influence of indigenous people, Africans, and Europeans together)

  • Music in the Americas (influence of indigenous people, Africans, and Europeans together)

  • Scientific Revolution

  • New technology of the 1500s-1750

  • Warfare in the 1500s-1750

  • Zheng He’s exploration (a Chinese explorer who made some of the most important explorations of the time)

  • Missionaries in Africa and the Americas

  • History of slavery throughout world history.

  • Disease in the Americas

  • Christopher Columbus + the Tainos

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