Take the Smarty’s approach to the research process with Smarty’s Twelve Step Guide to Writing A Theme-base Research Paper (the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955). This twelve-step guide takes the stress out of developing a subject for the research paper. It is easy to follow. Examples are provided for each step of the process. In addition, a valuable resource section is provided consisting of research definitions, pictures, a bibliography of great references on the boycott, a research scramble, and a poem that provides a quick overview of the boycott. Students will learn how to write a research paper. In addition, they will learn about one of the most important events in American history-- the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955.