State Contest Director
Social Studies Topic
Integrating Social Studies into Classroom Instruction
Elements of the Contest
The Social Studies Contest consists of 45 objective questions and an essay. Students are expected to master primary reading selections, as well as specific documents, and to be familiar with general-knowledge social studies concepts and terms. Each year, the contest focuses on a different topic area and a reading list that is provided by UIL.
Social Studies Overview Video
2016-2017 UIL Social Studies High School Topic: U.S. Constitutional History; Equality, Freedom, Liberty, and Rights
Primary Reading Selection: Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America, by David O. Stewart
Please download the Book and Supplemental Resource list for 2016-2017 found on the right hand side of this webpage under Social Studies Topic.