A specific event or person in EASTERN ZHOU CHINA.

 The research paper topic can be on anything covered in the class (roughly 2500 BC-1500) and focus on any culture. Please follow the following guidelines for Research Essays: Basic stuff: 5 pages 12 point font double spaced no goofy fonts heading with name, date, which class (T/TH HIS202), title (which is not “Research Essay” or the topic name–you can do better) Required Sources: 3 scholarly articles (i.e. use the Cal Poly library academic search databases) or books minimum 1 primary source Other Sources: textbook websites are acceptable if they are from a scholarly source, such as a university or established educational organization The Essay itself: include introduction with a thesis statement (argument about your topic) include basic information about event, including significant dates 4-6 body paragraphs containing specific evidence to illustrate your points and make connections to your thesis at the end the primary source should be quoted/referenced in your text conclusion Bibliography the standard format you know best is fine, so it can be APA, MLA, Chicago. You can find proper citation information at http://owl.english.purdue.edu creating headings for primary and secondary sources do not include the 5 lines of internet gobbledygook that you get on some of the urls. The homepage website is fine, but it needs to be cited appropriately for the format you have chosen.  Research Guide–Finding Sources https://www.cpp.edu/~class/history/research/primary-source-guide.shtml For Primary Sources: http://libguides.library.cpp.edu/history https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/Halsall/index.asp Scholarly Sources: http://www.cpp.edu/~library/books-articles/index.shtml For Help: http://www.cpp.edu/~library/reference-instruction//research-help/index.shtml Not a scholarly source, but a good one: Ancient Art Podcast http://www.ancientartpodcast.org/blog/