This historical research guide provides students and their teachers with 600 term paper ideas and cites more than a thousand print and nonprint sources on the 100 most important events that have shaped 20th-century world history. Organized in chronological order, the guide features entries on key events in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America that are covered in the world history curriculum in secondary schools and colleges. From the 1905 revolution in Russia to the Chinese economy at the end of the 20th century, a wide range of political, economic, social, and cultural events are included. Each entry consists of a capsule description of the event, followed by six specific suggestions for research papers about the event, and a wide-ranging annotated bibliography of books, articles, videos, and web sites appropriate for student research.
In every case the emphasis is on recent and up-to-date material, as well as landmark works and primary sources. Dozens of recommended web sites and videos are included. This work has been designed to fulfill the assignments in the world history curriculum. Term paper ideas offer students thought-provoking suggestions that are challenging and develop critical thinking skills. The annotated bibliography is organized into primary and secondary sources. This unique guide is valuable not only to students but to teachers and librarians who guide students in research and is an excellent purchasing guide for librarians who serve student needs.