state the problem. Find a contemporary scholarly article that deals with this issue. Does your selected article mention the historical roots of the issue or does it imply that it is a “new” or an “out of the blue” phenomenon? (Look in the body of the text, the footnotes, and in the reference list). What other clues to the history of this issue can you gather? Page 2: Provide an updated description of your selected issue or debate Find a secondary source that relates to the history of your selected issue. What does your secondary source add to your contemporary source? Does it alter the issue in any way? Does it help explain why the issue still persists today?