Final Paper Preparation. This assignment will prepare you for the Final Paper by initiating the research process and helping you map out specific events and developments which you will explore in depth in your paper. Review the instructions for the Final Paper laid out in Week Five before beginning this project. Note, that for the Final Paper you will need to discuss at least six specific events or developments related to your chosen topic, three from before 1930 and three from after 1930.
For this assignment, you will choose your topic and the six (or more) related events and developments which you will explore. You will then find one scholarly source related to each event or development. In a paragraph or two at the beginning of the paper, identify the events and developments and explain why you believe they are significant. Then provide an annotated bibliography, identifying at least ONE source for each subtopic, plus two additional sources each for two of the subtopics; for a total of eight sources. At least two of the sources need to be primary ones, and at least two must be scholarly articles from the Ashford University Online Library databases. Please notice that you have been provided with many wonderful primary and secondary sources in the required reading and recommended reading sections for each week. Feel free to use these sources when constructing your assignment. Please visit the Academic Research section on your Course Home page (accessible through the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab on the left navigation toolbar) to review what types of materials are not acceptable for academic, university level research. Accompany each source with an annotation—a paragraph summarizing the source’s contents and explaining how it will be useful for your project. The annotations must be in your own words. Copying abstracts from the sources is not an acceptable means of completing this assignment. The paper must be three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least eight scholarly resources other than the textbook to support your claims. You must use at least one scholarly source for each subtopic. You must use at least two primary sources, and at least two scholarly secondary sources from the Ashford Online Library’s databases. Many great sources have provided for you in the recommended readings section for each week; feel free to use those in your paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.