Your analysis is the work to “test” that draft thesis — to approach the sources with those questions/ideas/possible argument in mind.

This is not a normal essay. I really am just asking you to complete the form for the Deconstructed Essay and turn in those steps. Think of it like a history “experiment” where you’re conducting research into the sources.
The draft thesis SHOULD be drafty! This is a placeholder that is setting up your questions — like a hypothesis.
Your analysis is the work to “test” that draft thesis — to approach the sources with those questions/ideas/possible argument in mind.
Your revised thesis should show the result of your work: this is the argument that you have arrived at after doing the research.
You do not need a works cited and can cite everything in parentheses in the text (author, title, date).
You may absolutely cite my lectures as secondary sources! The form can be (name, “title of lecture,” date)