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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

2017-2018 UIL Social Studies High School Topic: In the Shadow of the Red Bear: Russia and the former Soviet Union

Primary Reading Selection: Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, by David Remnick

Please download the Book and Supplemental Resource list for 2017-2018 found on the right hand side of this webpage under Social Studies Topic.

For A+ Social Studies information, please click here.