This is a research unit for a 6-paragraph argument essay. This unit pairs well with Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, but it can be conducted on its own. Students will research a modern-day monarchy, its rules of royalty & lines of succession, then create an argument for or against the monarchy. The unit includes 12 pages of student information, handouts, thesis statement formula & examples, paragraph building, source sheets for research, outline, and optional quick-score rubric. There is also an option for students to create a class presentation about their research.