This paper is the culminating assignment of this class. It serves as an opportunity to put the critical reading and writing skills you have been building all semester to work in service of a unique historical argument. In these prompts, you are asked to place our sources in dialogue and draw your own, evidence-based conclusions about what they reveal about major developments in the history of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. These topics are designed to be open-ended and give you room to develop a unique analytical perspective. You may choose one of the topics below or create your own. If you create your own topic you must get my approval by Monday, April 13. I encourage you to be bold, be creative, and have fun!
For complete instructions, and the list of topics, please review the full assignment by clicking the link below: