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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

2019-2020 UIL Social Studies High School Topic: East Asia: The Middle Kingdom, the Rising Sun, the Land of the Morning Calm, and Beyond

Primary Reading Selection: Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea, by Keith Pratt

The Reading List and Supplemental Resource list has been updated for 2019-2020 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.