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Social Studies Inquiries:
Is Everyone Unique?
What Makes Holidays Special?
Why Do I Have to Be Responsible?
Are All Rules Good Rules?
Wants and Needs
Why Can’t We Ever Get Everything We Need and Want?
Maps and Globes
Which is Better, a Map or a Globe?
How Can Families Be the Same and Different?
Why Should I Be a Global Citizen?
Is the President the Most Important Person in Government?
Maps and Geography
Can My Life Fit on a Map?
What Do Family Stories Tell Us About the Past?
Urban, Suburban, and Rural
How Would Our Lives Be Different If We Lived in a Different Kind of Community?
What Symbol Best Represents the United States?
Civic Ideals and Practices
Do We Have to Have Rules?
Geography, Humans, and Environment
How Do We Shape Our Environment?
If We Live in the Present, Why Should We Care About the Past?
Where are We?
Is Sharing and Trading Across Cultures Always a Good Thing?
How Does Our Culture Make Us Similar and Different?
Leadership and Government
Does It Matter How Leaders Are Chosen?
Do People around the World Care about Children’s Rights?
New York Geography
Does Where You Live Matter?
What's the Real Story Behind the Purchase of Manhattan?
Government and Citizens
Why Does New York Have a State Snack?
Call for Change
What did it take for Women to Be Considered "Equal" to Men in New York?
What Makes a Complex Society Complex?
Slavery and Sugar
How did sugar feed slavery?
Did the French Lose Out in North America?
Should Puerto Rico be a state?
Declaration of Independence
Why Do Countries Declare Independence?
Was the development of agricultural good for humans?
Does Religious Freedom Exist?
Are the Olympics about More than Sports?
China and Rome
Did the Chinese and Romans Know Each Other?
Why Was the Caliphate of Córdoba a Success?
Pilgrims and Wampanoag
Why Did the Pilgrim–Wampanoag Friendship Go So Wrong?
Was the American Revolution Avoidable?
Is Compromise Always Fair?
Was It Destiny to Move West?
Uncle Tom's Cabin (7th Grade)
Can Words lead to war?
Is Greed Good?
Was American Expansion Abroad Justified?
Was the New Deal a Good Deal?
Japanese American Internment
Should Freedom Be Sacrificed in the Name of National Security?
Were Suburbs Good for America?
Fall of the Roman Empire
Did the Roman Empire Fall?
Did Emperor Shi Huangdi Improve China?
Should We Call It the "Silk Road"?
How "Magnificent" Was Suleiman?
What Do the Buried Secrets of Tenochtitlán Tell Us About the Aztecs?
The French Revolution
Was the French Revolution successful?
Do the Boxers Deserve a Bad Rap?
Treaty of Versailles
Can Peace Lead to War?
Does Development Mean Progress?
Did the Constitution Establish a Just Government?
Does it Matter Who Freed the Slaves?
Is Anything New About Today's Immigration Policy Debate?
World War II
Why was the US on the Winning Side of World War II?
How Should the President Foster Economic Opportunity?
Who's to Blame for the Great Recession?
Does It Matter What I Want to Be When I Grow Up?
How Could Americans Be Happier?
Gender Wage Gap
What Should Be Done about the Gender Wage Gap?
Corporate Social Responsibility
Should Corporations Have a Conscience?
Do Any Political Parties Represent Me?
Are Students Protected by the First Amendment?
Campaign Finance (12th Grade Governement)
Does money matter in political campaigns?
Affordable Care Act (12th Grade Government)
Why is the Affordable Care Act so controversial?
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