To demonstrate your understanding of world civilizations, your final essay will focus on the analysis of the rise and fall of empires/kingdoms throughout the time period in which we studied. For this part of the assignment, you will submit a thesis statement that will be the foundation for your Empire Comparison Essay that will be submitted in Unit 8. You will also provide a list of 5 sources that you plan on using to write the essay. See the file attached above for the specific directions and expectations used for grading this assignment and more information about the Empire Comparison Essay. As you begin to include evidence and research into your essay, you will need to follow a citation method. APA format is a way for you to cite information in your essay. The most important thing to remember when including evidence in an essay or even a discussion board post is that you have to give credit to the source of that evidence.