Students will research a topic from the Cold War. Instructions will be given for searching a database for an article, MLA parenthetical reference, Works Cited, thesis statement and topic sentences. Students will summarize the article, list the main points and describe what impact the topic has on current times. An example report is given to the students along with the rubric. This report is called a “mini-report” because it only needs to be five paragraphs long. Rationale is to give students practice before attempted a more in-depth report and student reports can than be presented to the class. Handout for above and standards for teacher evaluation.