I don’t know how to handle this History question and need guidance.

“Civilizations?”: what can studying African Civilizations teach us about human civilizations in general? Is there a universal sense of civilization that Africans are part of? How do they differ?

The essay should be at least four pages, double-spaced, and stapled. No covers or cover sheets. Place your name and student number in the upper right hand corner. You must retain a copy of all material you hand in. All words and ideas that are not your own must be in quotation marks or footnoted. The paper must include a bibliography (note: even if you are using one source, every history paper must have a bibliography).