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America Through Pictures: A Research Guide: Home

Use the following guide as a reference for your picture projects for Ms. Sepcie and Mr. Bresnan's U.S. History classes.

Important Due Dates


Please see your Google Classroom for specific due dates

Project Steps

Picture Project Steps

  • Step 1: Develop your topic by formulating a research question
  • Step 2: Conduct research and find sources
  • Step 3: Use your sources to write your thesis statement
  • Step 4: Evaluate your sources and craft an annotated bibliography
  • Step 5: Organize your information within an outline
  • Step 6: Use the outline to write your paper and cite your sources

Picture Project Introduction

Inspired by a historical photograph, you are expected to do the following over the next few months:

  1. Conduct investigative research in order to find the historical significance and relevance of the image by using a series of research questions
  2. Locate at least six academic, reliable, and relevant sources in order to answer your research question
  3. Develop a thesis regarding your image in which you examine that topic in an interesting and relevant approach
  4. Submit an annotated bibliography based on the sources located
  5. Draft a complete outline that includes all key ideas and supporting details in a logical structure 
  6. Complete a final paper (to be submitted online and as a hard copy) in 5-8 pages in length, with an additional works cited page (at least 4 sources) in Chicago style

Project Requirements and Expectations


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Maria Mayo
151 Fairview Ave
Verona NJ 07044
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