Sample ExtendedEssay Research Plan Outline
● To what extentdidPrincessesexploitMagical Creatures?
II. Significance andworthinessof investigation:
● Childrencelebrate howMagical Creatureshave helpedthe Princesses:the mice
White companyas she works.Princesseswereinapositionof power andif theydid
and questionthe institutional powerstructuresthatsupportedthem.Thisisespecially
significantbecauseMagical Creaturesnow workineverybranchof our governmentand
we may needtoinvestigate how theyare treatedwithinourcurrentinstitutionalpower
III. Planof Investigation
A. What are the problemsexperiencedbyMagical Creaturesintheirrelationshipswith
B. Evaluate the workof historiansof the MagicKingdom& readfirst-handaccountsby
C. How dothe ratesof stress,injuryanddisease compare withMagical Creaturesworking
for otherMagical Creatures,andNonMagical CreaturesworkingforPrincesses?
D. Readarticlesfromscholarly journalsthatpresentandanalyze the data
E. What are the benefitstoworkingforPrincesses?
F. Readmore firsthandaccountsby Magical Creatures& examine the workof historians
that give evidence of benefitstoworkingwithPrincesses.
IV. Favorite answer:
● Althoughthere are real concernswithhow PrincessesoverworkedandtookMagical
Creaturesforgranted,theirliveswere actuallyimporvedbythe Princessessotherefore
thisinvestigationconcludedthatMagical Creatureswere notexploitedbyPrincesses.
V. Sectionsof yourextendedessay(basedonsubquestionsandwhatitwill looklikeyourtable of
● ProblemsencounteredbyMagical CreaturesworkingforPrincesses.
● Comparisonof stress,disease,andinjuryof Magical Creaturesworkingfor
Princesses/OtherMaigcal Creatures/NonMagical Creatures
● Benefitsof workingforprincesses
VI. AnnotatedBibliography(youneed ATLEAST 4 scholarlysources)
Brooks,Bevin.“WhyMagical CreaturesDeserve Your
BevinBrooksisa well-respectedhistorianof the EnchantedForestandhasworkedfor30 yearsas an
archivistat the castle.He has gatheredaccountsof Magical Creaturesandtheirworkfor Non-Magical
Creaturesforall of that time.He isan expertonthe relationshipbetweenthe twogroups.Brooksargues
that while some Magical Creatureshave beenabusedbytheir Non-Magical counterpartsmanyothers
have benefittedfromthe relationship -- gaininganeducation,skillsandaccesstoemploymentthat
wouldotherwisehave notbeenpossible.Thisarticle isvaluable because of Mr.Brooks vastexperience
inthe Magical World andthe numberof first-handaccountshe accessestoconstructhis narrative.Itis
limited,however,inthathe doeshave anyinformationonhow Magical Creaturesare treatedbyother
Magical Creatures,nowdoeshe have anyinformationonthe treatmentof NonMagical Creatues.
Mouse,Mighty.“How I Rose fromPovertyto Riches.” MagicalForestQuarterly,Vol.10, No.2 (2012):
MightyMouse isa Magical Creature whohas workedforthe past 10 yearswithSnow White andthe
SevenDwarfs.He recountshowhe livedinabjectpovertyformostof hislife,until he begantoworkfor
SnowWhite.He nowlivesina nice house ina reputable neighborhoodandhasbeenable tosendhis53
childrentogoodcolleges,effectivelybreakingthe cycle of poverty.Thisarticle isvaluablebecauseof
Mighty-Mouse’spersonalexperiences,butlimitedinthatitis onlyfromhispersonal perspective.He
doesnotconsiderthe levelsof abuse sufferedbyothersandchoosesonlytosee the Magical/Non-
Rabbit,Jack. My Life as a Trapped Hare. NeverLand:Magical Press,2014.
Jack Rabbit’sautobiographyprovides afirst-handaccountof a servantat Cinderella’shouse and
subsequentlyatthe castle afterthe Prince andCinderellamarried.While he remainsloyal toCinderella
as a person,he isfierce inhiscritique of the workthat Magical Creatureswere forcedto undertake atall
hoursof the day and nightwithnothoughtto theirownwell-being. Thisbookisvaluable because itisa
first-handaccountthatwitnessesthe difficultiesof Magical Creatureswhoare in the control of the Non-
Magical Creatures.Thisbookislimitedbecause Mr.Rabbit’sperspective isunique,noteverymagical
creature has similarexperience andhisbiasagainstworkingforNon-Magical Creaturesisnotsharedby