The Research Paper is the biggest part of your project, totaling 70% of your overall grade for the First Semester Project. You will be assigned to research a specific theme or topic in history from pre-history to the present from the Themes and Topics in History page and research the inventions of that particular civilization or period in history.
From your research, you will pick a specific historical development or invention related to your group's theme or topic, that you and your group consider to be among the most important from your assigned civilization or time period. You will introduce and defend the choice of that specific historical development as one of the most important related to your theme or topic.
Make sure that you keep in mind the "Questions to address" in the "Research Paper Guidelines" - answers to these questions must be included in your paper.