Conspiracy Theory - Research Project

Choose a current conspiracy theory that you can research with multiple sources. This research should guide you toward answering the following questions/prompts: What is a conspiracy theory and why do people believe them; explore the historically believed event with detailed information; how did points that cause someone to question the norm thus leading to a conspiracy develop? The final question to be answered in this project would be “Will conspiracy theories ever go away, specifically your chosen theory, and what makes you think this?”

Conspiracy Theories:

  • The Moon Landing
  • The Holocaust
  • Area 51/Roswell
  • 9/11
  • The JFK Assassination
  • Big Pharma
  • Fluoride
  • Paul McCartney
  • Elvis
  • Tupac
  • Princess Diana
  • Global Warming

Must use “An Introduction to the Philosophical Debate about Conspiracy Theories” 
(Chapter 1) by David Coady [embedded below]
Can use a documentary
Can use books, magazines, newspapers, reliable Internet sources. 
Encyclopedias and dictionaries may be used, but they will not count as the four (4) sources. 

Organizational Format:

Required Parts:
Thesis Statement 
Annotated Bibliography 
Note Cards (15) 
Rough Draft/Peer Edit
Formal essay of four (4) to six (6) pages in length 

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