Impacts of Colonization

General Overview: This research project will examine the impact of exploration, movement, and colonization in the Atlantic world from a social, economic, technological, and/or political perspective.  One aspect of the impact should be evaluated and traced over at least a century of activity.  In conclusion, this research project will analyze the remnant of that impact that can still be evidenced today in the Americas, Africa, Caribbean, and/or Europe. Examples: The development of new international law in relation to discoveries of European nations; The environmental or cultural impact of European or American commodities moved across the Atlantic (potatoes, sugar, grain crops, etc); The migration of different groups in the New World in specific places of settlement and their cultural legacy (which can include voluntary and involuntary migrants, ie: slaves, colonizers from differing nations, etc). General Information and Instructions: The purpose of this assignment is to use different historical methods you have learned about during this course to complete a historical research project.  Your research project should start with your developing a historical question, that you then research, and then attempt to answer using both primary and secondary sources to support your research .Research Objectives & Questions to be Discussed in Your Essay: • What were the short- and long-term effects of the impact on various groups of people affected by your chosen topic? • How did groups of people and/or societies behave prior to the impact? • How were people and/or societies benefited and harmed by the impact (negative and positive outcomes) • What are evidences of the legacy of this impact that can still be seen today? • How do you feel is the best way we can both acknowledge/honor the history of these colonial impacts in our modern society? Research Requirements: 1. You will need to use at least two (2) primary sources for your research topic.  (See below for definitions of a primary source) 2. You will need to use at least three (3) secondary sources for your research topic.  (See below for definitions of a secondary source).   Preference is for academic articles found in scholarly journals.  Online sources must be pre-approved by your instructor before use within your paper. 3. Your textbook cannot be used as a source, as it is a tertiary source. 4. You will also need to find at least one image that is relevant to your research topic.  This image can be either a primary or secondary source, although a primary source image is preferred.   5. If you are using a secondary source image, it should be an image that is created for academic purposes to help support your research (a modern map, etc). Writing Requirements: 1. Your essay should be a minimum of 1000 words.  This word count does not include any cover sheet wording, your footnotes/endnotes, or your works cited/bibliography page. 2. Your essay must be formatted using 1” margins for all margins (top, bottom, left and right). 3. Your essay should be typed using 12pt. Times New Roman font. 4. Your essay needs to be double-spaced. Writing Requirements: 1. Your essay should be a minimum of 1000 words.  This word count does not include any cover sheet wording, your footnotes/endnotes, or your works cited/bibliography page. 2. Your essay must be formatted using 1” margins for all margins (top, bottom, left and right). 3. Your essay should be typed using 12pt. Times New Roman font. 4. Your essay needs to be double-spaced.

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