A beginner research paper made for 10th grade students but could be used with any high schooler just learning how to write a historical research paper. This walks students through the steps of how to research and helps them keep it organized.
It would require the student to have background knowledge on the Cold War.
The project includes:
-An overarching research question: "Was the United States acting like an enlightened democracy or an imperialistic empire?"
-Background information on a range of proxy wars
-Research breakdowns to help students use documents effectively
-Prewriting sections to help them think critically about how to use their information to develop an argument