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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

2020-2021 UIL Social Studies High School Topic: American Empire: Expansion, Imperialism, and Intervention

Primary Reading Selection: Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America’s Imperial Dream, by Gregg Jones

The Reading List and Supplemental Resource list has been updated for 2020-201 and can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage under Social Studies Topic for you to download.
web: www.tepbooks.com

For A+ Social Studies information, please click here.

State Contest Director

Andrew Bates
abates@sabinepass.net


 

CONTEST HANDBOOK

Social Studies Topic

Integrating Social Studies into Classroom Instruction