The paper topic should be a Great Idea or an Enduring Question. Topics include, for example, why humans make war on each other, child soldiers, modern slavery, sweatshops, child labor, animal testing, the problems facing women and children in Africa and the Middle East, the virtues and unexpected problems generated by development of new drugs to treat devastating diseases such as AIDS and cancer, how social media sources are helping to empower oppressed people all over the world, and the like.
The paper's organizational structure should look like this:
I. Introduction/thesis statement
II. Definition of the enduring question or great idea you researched
III. A detailed history of the question/idea
IV. An explanation of historical treatments/handling of the issue
V. A detailed explanation of the current state of the question/idea
VI. An explanation of the current treatments/handling of the issue.
VII. Your solution to the issue, considering all that you discovered and learned.
VIII. A conclusion explaining what difference this issue and its solution makes in the world.