Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Social studies fair project suggested topics

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Social Studies Fair Project -
* submitted via image-based report on paper or in Powerpoint-style.
* purpose is to show fluency with the Scientific Method.
* 20 pts.

Examples in making your study more local and therefore narrower in scope:

a) Why is La auto insurance very high for teens?
b) Should my family invest in WalMart stock?
c) How do I help my friends pay more attention to their school work?
d) Will fracture drilling affect the future water supply of North La?
e) How are teens in Afghanistan similar to teens in La?
f) The Red River of North Louisiana: what is its future?
g) Chief Tarsher of the Caddo: why is he mostly unknown to local people? (same question on pioneer Larkin Edwards)
h) What is the background to the drop in crime levels in Shreveport-Bossier?
i) Recycling: is Shreveport-Bossier making progress?
j) Does Interstate 20 and Highway 80 follow the ancient trails established by the Caddo people?
k) Is the Houston Ship Channel at all like the Erie Canal?
l) Will history judge Bill Gates to have been as successful as Steve Jobs?
m) How do voters evaluate the term of Shreveport mayor Cedric Glover?
n) How do we evaluate the negative effect of drop-outs in Caddo schools?
o) Did the French or the Spanish have a greater impact on the north of the Louisiana colony?
p) Update on casino gaming in Shreveport-Bossier: does it remain economically advantageous?
q) Which is the most appealing future source of water for Shreveport-Bossier? Caddo Lake, Cross Lake or the Red River?
r) How did the US Civil War affect Shreveport?
s) Moonbot Studios: Is the Shreveport animation company becoming successful?
t) Why is the Magnet arts club named for singer Huddie Leadbelly Ledbetter?
u) Is Kenny Wayne Shepherd considered a blues or rock musician?
v) Lake Bistineau artist Clyde Connell: does another female artist in North Louisiana match her achievements?
w) Are crawfish an effective basis for aquaculture in Louisiana?
x) Shreveport's Calanthean Temple on Texas Avenue: can it become a site on Louisiana's Black History Trail?
y) Skateboarding in Shreveport: where are the most effective public sites?
z) North Louisiana Soul Food: Can it be developed as a tourist attraction?