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)

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8 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 15th, 2010 at 6:51 pm #Rae

    Topic Idea- Should felons be allowed to vote?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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


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

    the topics are common

  8. 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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