1. What specific questions are you trying to answer? Be as specific as possible!
Example Topic: How Can Historical Societies Do Better Outreach?
2. Who cares about these questions? Think about the answer for each sub-question you have individually.
3. What might the people who care about these questions have recorded/written down?
4. Where is this information and do you have access to it?
Make sure your topic isn't too big or too small for the assignment you've been given. The assignment parameters are your friend. For this assignment, remember to look at your topic on a national level only and to consider only three of the causes or effects.