HIS 122 3rd RESEARCH MODULE ASSIGNMENT HANDOUT
1. REFER TO THIS HANDOUT FOR ALL SPECIFIC
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THIS
2. On this assignment, you must complete critical analysis historical
review essays on 2 of the below listed historical topics via usage of
their assigned research materials. On each of the topics you choose
to review, you must have a well thought out 200 to 350 word essay of
proper details and analysis. In addition, to facilitate the content for
each of the 2 essays you will offer your analysis on the vital
historical details of atleast 4 of the listed allowed research sources
for a selected historical topic. These sources are a mixture of diverse
online based research resources such as primary documents,
secondary essays, virtual exhibits, audio visual reviews, and other
3. In using the assigned research and drafting your review essay,
there are a few rules you must follow:
A. Do not use quotes. I want to see how you review and learn points
of emphasis from these research outlets. Put information into your
own words and utilize your own informed analysis on the review
B. Do not plagiarize this assignment. If you do this either by
accident or on purpose you will fail the assignment with a grade of
C. YOU MAY NOT USE ANY OTHER RESEARCH OUTLETS.
You are only allowed to use the assigned research options.
4. Here is a sample of how a typical essay should look:
Research Module Historical Review Essay:
A.Type The Main Topic of Your Essay
B. List the 4 or more specific assigned sources you chose to review to
create this essay. Simply type the website link or research outlet’s
title/name for each utilized resource.
C.Your Essay Review: This should be a good 200 to 350 word
review of what you observed and learned from the respective three
or more historical research resources utilized for creating this
critical analysis essay on the main historical topic. Your final review
essay should demonstrate a good level of detailed insight on the
diverse events, themes, figures, and related items associated with the
main historical topic.
Here are some potential questions you may want to consider when
examining a given historical topic:
Does the historical topic seem transformative and if so or not what is
your explanation for why or why not?
Who are some of the key historical figures of the historical topic’s
time period and what were their major impacts?
What were the biggest events of the historical topic’s era of time and
how would you explain the significance of them?
Would this be a historical topic that you would have liked to
experience in person and what is your basis for why or why not?
What are great positives and or negatives that developed during this
historical topic’s era and what is your basis for these choices?
D. You should follow the above format guidelines for both of your
5. Regarding the word count for each essay review, the proper word
count for each one should total between 200 and 350 words. Thus,
your two essays should both be in this range and have a combined
400 to 700 words. Going too short or too long on this journal can
impact the quality of your work and your final grade.
6. I am glad to review partial or full rough drafts and answer other
related questions. We can do this via blackboard email or via phone
conference. If you choose to email me a rough draft, please allow
atleast 48 hours lead time before the final due date. Rough drafts
received by me closer than this timeframe to the due date may not
get feedback. Please also specifically state in your message that you
want rough draft feedback.
7. Turn this assignment in as a single word doc, pdf, rich text, or
other easy to open format attachment. You can also send the essay
in as a copy and paste in the blackboard email message box.
DONOT SEND it in as a Google Drive Link or a Apple Pages
attachment as I cannot open these items. You are responsible for
sending the assignment to me in a way that can be opened. If I
cannot open it you will not get credit. Also, you must send it in via
blackboard email by the syllabus class schedule listed due date.
8. Below are the historical essay topic options and their respective
assigned historical research materials.
Essay Topic Choice 1: The Development of Modern Asia and
PLEASE RECALL TO PROPERLY COMPLETE THIS REVIEW ESSAY YOU MUST UTILIZE AND
SPECIFICALLY CITE ATLEAST 4 OR MORE OF THESE ASSIGNED RESOURCES ACCORDING TO THE
GUIDELINES OF THIS HANDOUT
PATTERNS OF WORLD HISTORY Textbook:
Chapter 19. African Kingdoms, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the
Origins of Black America, 1450-1800
Chapter 20. The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu
Chapter 21. Regulating the “Inner” and “Outer” Domains: China
and Japan, 1500-1800