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Social Studies

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

Additional Information

2022-2023 UIL Social Studies High School Topic: The Roar of the 1920's and Their Echo Through Time: From the Great War to the Great Depression

Primary Reading Selection: New World Coming: The 1920s and the Making of Modern America by Nathan Miller Da Capo Press; (2003)
Available from Texas Educational Paperbacks, Inc

The Reading List and Supplemental Resource list will be updated for 2022-2023 and can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage under Social Studies Topic for you to download.

For A+ Social Studies information, please click here.