Contemporary World Issues and Ancient World Take an issue in the contemporary world that interests you, and trace its deep ancestry in the ancient world. Look for origins and roots of your issue and see how past peoples/societies/cultures/systems/civilization have dealt with it in ways that may form and shape the current issue.
This paper is 5-7 pages long, excluding bibliography. It will have 5 sources, at least one of which must be a primary text. The other sources must be scholarly or otherwise appropriate for an academic paper. You may use any documentation style you are familiar with. (For help with documentation style, go to the Online Writing Laboratory (OWL) at Purdue University: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.html)
Contemporary World Issues and Ancient World Instructions
First choose an issue in our contemporary world that you are passionate about. For example: food scarcity-food deserts; education/violence/technology/power and control/gender roles/religious tensions/medicine/political culture/imperialism/communication/climate change-geopolitics/clean drinking water/the ethics of genetically modified foods-agriculture/morality/crime and punishment/slavery and distribution of labor/income inequality/healthcare/reproductive rights/technology of war/peace/social inequality/travel/diversity-homogeneity/economy/government and leadership styles/justice and the courts/conspiracy theories/community, etc.
If none of these issues interest you, find one that does.
Next find some sources. One of these must be a primary text (this can be a work of art, such as an illustration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the pyramids of Teotihuacan, a literary text such as such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Sayings of Lao-Zi, the Code of Hammurabi, or the Hippocratic Oath.) The other sources should be from books or articles that seriously treat either your topic or the ancient sources (Ask.com is not a legitimate source). Read these sources to see if they will be useful and prepare an annotated bibliography (this is a bibliography consisting of the citation information on the book or article, a brief summary of the content, and an explanation of how you expect it to be useful to you)