4th Nine Weeks: Reseach Paper Topics

4th Nine Weeks

Students must pick one of the following topics and bring 4 source cards. Use www.easybib.com for help with cards. Topics must be approved by me.


Research Paper Topics  


Pick 1 of the following topics for your research paper:

  • Are children smarter (or more socialized) because of the Internet?
  • Should certain kinds of ads be banned in the interest of health/morality/annoyance – alcohol, cigarettes, prescription meds, etc…?
  • Should it be illegal to use animals for sports and entertainment?
  • How have cell phones changed us socially?
  • Should juvenile offenders be tried and punished as adults?
  • Are arranged marriages unethical?
  • Should there be a minimum weight limit for models?
  • Should the government be allowed to wiretap without permission?
  • Should government impose restrictions on what kinds of foods can be served in school cafeterias?
  • Pros and cons of school uniforms.
  • Do children learn better in boys-only and girls-only schools?
  • Should spanking be outlawed?
  • What are the effects on children whose parents push them in sports?
  • Do certain children’s toys create social or emotional problems?
  • There’s a minimum wage, but should there also be a maximum wage/salary a person can earn?
  • Should schools ban the sale of junk food?
  • Should cell phones be allowed in school?
  • Should the president of the United States only be elected by the people?
  • Is it unethical to eat meat?
  • Should professional athletes be good role models?
  • Are zoos harmful for animals?
  • Should the United States ban the death penalty?
  • Are beauty pageants harmful for children?
  • Should athletes be allowed to play in professional sports if they didn’t go to college?
  • Do you think that recycling is important?
  • Do you think that alcohol is a problem that is wide-spread among teenagers?
  • Do you think that natural disasters are the result of human activities?
  • Can peer pressure be harmful to children and young adults?