Get more specific. Why were they important? How important? Use some vocabulary to solidify your thesis. After more research, you finally arrive at “The sacrifices of young African Americans in the Children’s Crusade and the resulting media coverage were essential to changing the public opinion of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s”. It may be a mouthful but it’s shaping up!
So what makes a good thesis? Maybe the best way to answer that question is to ask yourself the simple question “What’s the point?” What are you trying to say, to argue, or to prove in your research? What’s the big deal about your topic? Why should someone read / watch / listen / point and click around your research?
While a thesis is usually associated with written papers, you will need to have a thesis in whatever form of project you choose to produce for the History Day competition. In a documentary video, a performance, and exhibit, or a website, you will also need a thesis!
An essential component of a successful History Day project is a solid thesis. A thesis is what you will prove in your project. (The word ‘thesis’ originates from the Greek word for “proposition”). Your thesis is your argument, your point, your reason for all of your research. You have to have one!
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A thesis statement declares what you believe and what you intend to prove, explaining what you believe to be the impact and significance of your topic in history.