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Social Studies Inquiries:
Is Everyone Unique?
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?
Why Should I Be a Global Citizen?
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?
Geography, Humans, and Environment
How Do We Shape Our Environment?
If We Live in the Present, Why Should We Care About the Past?
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?
Call for Change
What did it take for Women to Be Considered "Equal" to Men in New York?
How did sugar feed slavery?
Should Puerto Rico be a state?
Declaration of Independence
Why Do Countries Declare Independence?
Was the development of agricultural good for humans?
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 It Destiny to Move West?
Uncle Tom's Cabin (7th Grade)
Can Words lead to war?
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?
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?
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?
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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