research paper of 3,000-3,750 words (12-15 pages if the template is used properly) excluding references and cover page. Be sure to include the following: Affirm your thesis on the approved research topic you have selected. Evaluate relevant and valid research that reflects the ethical standards in the discipline of history. Demonstrate proper interpretation of historical sources. Utilize research to validate your ideas and supporting claims. Use only sources found at the GCU Library or those provided in Course and/or Topic Materials. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. Benchmark Information This Benchmark Assignment assesses the following History Program Competencies: BA History and BA Public History programs: 2.5: Model the ethical standards of the field of history. BA History for Secondary Education program: 6.5: Model the ethical standards of the field of history. 4.5: Explain historical concepts to others through presentation. BA History for Secondary Education program: 8.5: Explain historical concepts to others through presentation.