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HIST 370 - Modern Middle East: Generating Keywords Activity

This page is for Professor Janis Gibbs's Modern Middle East Course.

Example Research Topic

Alfonso wants to write about the instability in Lebanon. He is interested in the demographics of the country and the interesting construction of its governmental institutions.

What might be some useful keywords that relate to this topic and its concepts?


An example of the main concepts in a research questionSynonyms of key concepts


Generating Keywords

What is your Research Question?




What are the main concepts in your Research Question?






What are some synonyms (or related terms) for those concepts and your topic?

Concept 1.


Concept 2.


Concept 3.


Work together with your partner to try to help each other generate other keywords.