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Assignment: Write a 7-10-page paper (you will need that much to fully discuss the topics and answer the questions contained in the topic) that is the equivalent of double-spaced, using standard font and 1” margins all around on one of the two topics.
Topic: Using primary sources as your chief evidence; first, compare and assess the impacts of plague/pandemics on Periclean Athens, Justinian’s Byzantium, European society during the Black Death, and Mexica society after the conquest, analyzing impacts on social structures and relations as well as on the society and government of each; then, secondly, evaluate which of these societies was most impacted by the pandemic they suffered through, providing evidence for your evaluation; then, finally, third, please compare their experiences to our own in 21st century Los Angeles and America as we live through our own pandemic.
Instructions: Write a research paper equivalent to 7-10 double-spaced pages on the following topic below that fully answers all parts of the question asked. Your answer should focus on using primary sources and scholarly journals for its evidence as much as possible. To begin your research, you should use the History Research Guide at the ELAC Library https://researchguides.elac.edu/History (Links to an external site.) to search for primary source materials and scholarly articles relating to the topic you choose. Additional materials can also be found at https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/asbook.asp (for Ancient Greece & Rome), https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/sbook.asp (Links to an external site.) (for Medieval Europe), and https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/modsbook08.asp (Links to an external site.) (for the Americas). You should also use any primary source excerpt documents found in the textbook as well as any other primary and secondary sources that you discover in research of the topic that you deem necessary to construct a compelling argument which fully analyzes and evaluates all aspects of the topic and supports your arguments, evaluations, and conclusions.
Be sure to cite evidence and construct arguments in creating your answer – do not just narrate the story and offer nothing else – that is not answering the question. Think like a lawyer, you are using evidence to make an argument(s) that will convince the Judge and Jury (i.e. your reader).
NOTE: Wikipedia, other encyclopedias, and/or sparknotes or other secondary summaries as well as .org or .com sites and/or materials from sites such as quizlet.com, coursehero.com, khanacademy.org, megaessays.com, history.com, 123helpme.com, kibin.com/essay-examples, and other such sites are NOT acceptable sources for a college or university paper and are not allowed as sources on this assignment. In addition, you must properly CITE sources and any other materials that contribute to your work using either endnotes (Author’s name, pg #) or footnotes (you may use any recognized format: MLA, Chicago, APA as long as you are consistent) and, in all cases, you must include a bibliography. Finally, DO NOT PLAGIARIZE – when caught, you will receive a grade of zero for the paper, and you will be reported to the Dean of Students for further discipline up to and potentially including expulsion.
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