High School Research Paper Topics

High School Research Paper Topics are designed to demonstrate effective learning and critical thinking. Some papers will take on a historical application, such as the relationship between Roman Empire political Environments and current Political Environments in Europe or the United States. Developing this research paper will review both current events and historical events that demonstrate knowledge that can be applied in a Political Science or World History class.

Relationships between cloning and gene therapy, may seem difficult to research; however, developing this topic demonstrates a strong ability to find current studies and evidence from journals and scientific research. If applied to a persuasive writing approach, you could build evidence that gene therapy, inevitably, are interrelated due to the types of application intended. Ethical theories can be built regarding cloning, arguments for or against continued studies even in animals. Furthermore, these topics can provide amazing outlooks that can later be applied to your admission paper for college.

Develop a topic from things your school has had to consider before – Females as Football Players – do physical differences between genders create uncomfortable situations in sports or do long-held gender discriminations influence sports in high schools? Supportive evidence may be developed from previous research, current news stories, or by benchmarking other school’s decisions and reasoning. Many schools are challenged with finding funding to support art programs and courses due to high costs of technology and sports programs. Develop a research paper that reviews current studies demonstrating how music increases learning through developing relationships between the material and the music. Or even write a paper of how art is used to demonstrate a research paper through development of a presentation.

10 Examples of Popular High School Research Paper Topics

  • Recycling and Environmental Awareness
  • Drug Awareness Programs in High Schools
  • Student Awareness of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)
  • The Decline of Respect in School Rooms
  • The History of Homosexuality
  • Recent Trends of Sexual Preferences
  • Standardized Testing In Public Schools
  • Do Dress Codes Decrease Gang Activity in Schools?
  • Increased Enrollment in Colleges by Middle Aged Students has Increased the Competitive
  • Environment for Graduating Seniors
  • Responsibilities of Teens and Interaction in After-School Programs

UPDATE! Topic Examples From Readers

  • If someone has already been executed, should his or her case be re-opened under certain
  • circumstances? Should some kind of reparation be made to the families of the wrongfully accused?
  • Should terrorists be tried in a military or civil court? (Thanks, Erin)
  • How music affects teenagers(Alexandra)

10 Examples of Popular High School Term Paper Topics

  • Eastern Literature during the Renaissance
  • Ecosystems in South America
  • Cell Reproduction in Plants
  • Art History – Picasso or Michael Angelo
  • Noble Prize winners of Physics Awards
  • Global Warming and the Polar Caps
  • Political Environments during World War II
  • Current Activities of the Klu Klux Klan
  • Women in China
  • Teenage Pregnancy Rates

UPDATE! Topic Examples From Readers

  • Euthonesia should be legalized (Thanks, Angiulina Magdalena)

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12 Responses to “High School Research Paper Topics”
  1. January 11th, 2010 at 7:43 pm #Jolly Johnson

    Good topics, not really that fun though. I googled for fun topics. Hmm.

  2. April 3rd, 2010 at 12:39 am #Michele

    Teen Life Now and Then: WW1/WW2, etc. and now.
    Topic bullets – hobbies, activities, duties, schedule, daily life, education, family life, friends, stability.

    (Hope this is helpful!)

  3. April 15th, 2010 at 6:51 pm #Rae

    Topic Idea- Should felons be allowed to vote?

  4. May 24th, 2010 at 11:01 pm #Giuly

    Write about something that really grabs your attention and that will make you want to learn more about it. Like for example, if you were born some place else other than United States then you can be interested in writing about your culture like for example Argentina, or Chile, or Brazil.

  5. July 24th, 2010 at 3:59 am #rania

    please create essay about describing friend.

  6. August 17th, 2010 at 1:11 pm #Alea

    Michele great idea but you should add community involvement to your topic bullets.

  7. September 13th, 2010 at 5:03 am #Rebecca

    Some good topics are stem cell research and designer babies. Is it right to “play God” as some people call it? “My Sister’s Keeper” is a good reference book and a good read if you have some time on your hand’s.

  8. September 13th, 2010 at 2:54 pm #Nick

    Yes be sure that the topic you are doing grabs your attention. I made the mistake of rushing into a research project last year and i failed it. Just take your time and have fun. The rest will fall into place and if it doesn’t dont be affraid to ask your teacher.

  9. October 27th, 2010 at 12:37 pm #pablo carlos hernandez

    you know what i change my mind.. im going to do it on gay marriage! i wana get married too!

  10. October 30th, 2010 at 6:33 am #lovely


  11. October 30th, 2010 at 6:35 am #lovely

    the topics are common

  12. April 22nd, 2011 at 3:03 pm #Heather Laine

    I’m doing a research paper on the U.S. Is it really home of the Free? Don’t think so.

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