Approaches: Fictional: Look at a fictional movie, TV episode, music video, or piece of media and do a close analysis of the “monster/villain” Historical: Look at a real-life dictator, serial killer, scientist, social network, etc. and do an analysis of the coverage of the person. Scientific: Look at modern science e.g. cloning, Crispr, genetic modification etc. and decide whether that type of science is creating modern heroes or monsters. Current events: Do a deep dive on a current event like border control, politics, make-up, sports, and analyize whether your topic is helping society or harming it? The Steps: Pick an issue related to the broad theme of “monsters” that interest you e.g something from the class or Frankenstein’s Cat. Narrow down the topic to something you can cover in1500+ words e.g. “Is it ethical to conduct cloning research for profit?” or “What modern fear does the monster in Birdbox represent?” Read articles and books, and watch some media clips that interest you on that topic. Make sure to get sources you agree and disagree with Put your sources on your Critical THinking #4 Challenge: Source Log. You must use 8 of the Source Log sources in the Research Paper After doing a little research, develop your topic on your issue develop a hypothesis. Basically, take a stand on how your topic impacts the local community. Hint: This will turn into your thesis. This project will culminate in your research paper, presentation, or web page. Task: Write a 1500+ argumentative analysis research project, written in response to a research question of your choice about monsters.