Middle Ages: Short History Research Essay and Powerpoint Presentations 1. Select a topic from the list provided. 2. Define 4 aspects of the topic by focusing on 4 questions to research. 3. Create a tree map with the four questions and write the notes under each category. 4. Include the frame of reference details by listing your sources. 5. Write a well-researched history report using sources: www.sac.edu library databases, Google scholar, Britannica Online (link available in English links of our class web page, books, etc.) 6. Essay must have: Introduction paragraph of the topic with a thesis statement that addresses the four aspects of your research. 4 Body paragraphs: Write the research question before each paragraph. Write detailed paragraphs with correct MLA citations. Conclusion paragraph: summarize what you learned. What significant insights did you discover? 7. Powerpoint Presentation: 10 Slides with strong graphics/clear texts. **Essay must be written in your own words and not plagiarized in any form.