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
2023-2024 UIL Social Studies High School Topic: Modern South Asia: The people, places, and politics of the subcontinent (1857-Present)
Primary Reading Selection: His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle against Empire
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The Reading List and Supplemental Resource list will be updated for 2023-2024 and can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage under Social Studies Topic for you to download.
State Contest Director
Social Studies Topic
(Not based on current reading list).