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Social Studies Topics


Social Studies is the study of human beings as they relate to each other and their environments. If you enjoy exploring people, their cultures, and behavior, you should enjoy social studies. There are many disciplines that fit under the umbrella of the social sciences, so you can narrow the field to one that most interests you as you select a research topic.

History Topics

  • Diets of Civil War Soldiers and Nutrition
  • WWII Women Who Worked and Returned to Homemaking
  • Confederate Symbols and Race in My Town
  • Inventions That Changed School Work
  • Midwives and Birth Rates
  • Local Architecture Patterns
  • Vanity in the Nineteenth Century
  • Vietnam War and Grandma
  • Country Doctors' Records
  • The Impact of a President's Visit
  • When Silverware Came to Town
  • Coal Camps in Local History
  • The Household Impact of the Discovery of Germs

Economics Topics

  • The Impact of River Traffic (on your hometown)
  • Where Do Our Apples Come From?
  • Could We Survive on Garden Foods Today?
  • Using a Local Currency
  • How Clothing Prices Affect Teenager Image
  • Does Walmart Help or Hurt Local Economy?
  • Renting Families, Owning Families, and Popularity
  • Political Science Topics

    • Were Local Politicians Popular in School?
    • Voting Habits: Grandmothers and Mothers
    • Are We Born Liberal or Conservative?
    • Political Messages from My Preacher

    Sociology Topics

    • Television and Test Scores
    • Technology and Fitness Among Kids
    • TV Commercials and Self Image
    • Wii Games and Family Time
    • Superstitions and Family Traditions
    • Birth Order and Test Scores
    • A Secret Poll: Who Do You Hate?
    • Do Unusual Names Affect Grades?
    • Does Home Punishment Policy Affect School Performance?
    • Local Vocabulary Patterns
    • Why Do We Make Friends?
    • Are Girls' Teams as Competitive as Boys' Teams?
    • Snow Days: Cold States, Warm States, and Family Bonding
    • Anatomy of a Small Town Parade
    • Patterns of Lunchroom Seating
    • Bullying Yesterday and Today
    • Does Movie Violence Impact Behavior?

    Psychology Topics

    • Facebook and Family Communication
    • What Would You Change About Your Body?
    • Procrastination and Technology
    • Why Kids Tell Lies
    • Clothing and Attitudes: Do Shopkeepers Treat Me Differently If I Dress Differently?
    • Does Citizen Status Affect Students' Self Esteem?
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