What Are Examples of Social Studies Projects?

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Common social studies projects include written reports, performances and crafts. Time lines, websites and posters are also used often as social studies projects. Topics for social studies projects include history, sociology, economics, psychology and political science.

Social studies is a wide-reaching subject, so there are many options for projects. There is a lot of freedom to be creative when coming up with social studies projects, and nearly all styles of arts have potential to be turned into a project. Making small dioramas in shoeboxes, using creative writing skills to write letters or diaries based in a historical time, writing and performing a skit, and building an object, such as a shield or catapult, are all great artistic ways of exploring social studies.

Essays, reports and research papers are traditional social studies projects and can cover nearly any topic within the course that the student is interested in. These teach the student important skills in researching a topic, interpreting information, inferring conclusions and transcribing ideas and thoughts in an understandable way.

Time lines and posters are relatively simple projects that are good for students who are not interested in writing or in involved arts, or for short-term projects that last only a few days. These require some research and creativity, but are generally less labor-intensive.