Paddington Bear and children’s literature for your research paper

For good research paper topics for your children’s literature or film studies class, consider writing about the popularity and process of converting classic and contemporary children’s books into film. The recent Paddington Bear movie is the newest entry, following a trend set by Where the Wild Things Are, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web and more contemporary fare like Coraline, How to Train Your Dragon and The Secret World of Arrietty.

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Term paper topics could be to write about the production of children’s movies based on popular literature. Read more

Literary themes to consider for research paper topics

In search of research paper topics focused on literary themes? The most recent and major trend revolves around young adult books. Dystopian novels and vampire books have received a lot of attention, but their popularity may be waning.

Consider discussing different literary themes for your next research paper. (Credit: The Express Tribune)

Consider discussing different literary themes for your next research paper. (Credit: The Express Tribune)

Why were those two literary themes so big in young adult books and what trends are on the rise? Read more

Research topic: U.S. unemployment rate drops again in latest jobs report

Despite what you may have been hearing, the U.S. economy is not all doom and gloom. In fact, the U.S. unemployment rate has been dropping, and continues to drop, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. And America is not alone in experiencing this decrease in unemployment.

Unemployment claims plunged by 43,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. (Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Unemployment claims plunged by 43,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. (Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Will the ever-shrinking jobless numbers actually boost consumer confidence, and can we start to put the Great Recession behind us finally? Read more

Research topic: Anger at anti-vaccine movement after Disneyland measles outbreak

Remember the measles? Probably not. In fact the disease was considered eradicated from the U.S. at the beginning of the 21st century. One dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, or MMR, is considered 95 percent effective, while two doses are considered 99 percent effective.

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

A recent hot topic covers the debate on vaccinations due to a measles outbreak. (Credit: The Event Chronicle)

But in the last month the disease has roared back to life with a measles outbreak linked to Disneyland. It is the latest in the battle between the anti-vaccine movement and immunizations. Who will win, and who will lose? Read more

John Fiske is a good research paper topic for philosophy and American history

The American historian, philosopher, and writer, John Fiske, was born on March 30, 1842, in Hanford, Conn., U.S. and died July 4, 1901, in East Gloucester, Mass. His original name was Edmund Fisk Green.

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

Consider discussing John Fiske for your next research paper. (Credit: QuotesDump)

He made European evolutionary theory popular in the United States and wrote on a variety of subjects, such as mythology, history, and evolution. Read more

The latest news on the climate change debate for your research paper

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Pope Francis joined the climate change debate. The pope stated that, contrary to climate change skeptics, he believes that climate change is man made for the most part. It’s hard to not notice how global temperature continues to rise. In fact, 2014 was the hottest year since 1880.

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

Climate change can be a good starting point for a research paper. It will allow you to explore greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect, rising sea levels and the social and political impacts of climate change. Read more

Let The Theory of Everything inspire your next science research paper

Released in the fall of 2014, the Stephen Hawking biography film, The Theory of Everything, is getting renewed interest due to its academy award nominations. Directed by James Marsh, Theory tells the story of the romance between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde Hawking.

The Stephen Hawking drama, The Theory of Everything, would make a great topic for your research paper. (Credit: Variety)

The Stephen Hawking drama, The Theory of Everything, would make a great topic for your research paper. (Credit: Variety)

The script, which was adapted from Jane Hawking’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, depicts how the couple met, married and dealt with Stephen’s struggle to fulfill his destiny as a scientist despite the challenge of dealing with a motor neuron disease. Read more

Feminist Literature is a good research paper topic on equal rights for women

The purpose of feminist literature, which can be fiction or nonfiction, is to define, create and protect equal rights for woman. This includes social, political, economic, and civil rights. The literature frequently points out inequality between the roles of men and women, especially as it pertains to power, privilege and status, and usually identifies negative consequences to this inequality for society, men and women, communities and families.

There are many interesting topics in regards to feminist literature and equal rights. (Credit: Duke University)

There are many interesting topics in regards to feminist literature and equal rights. (Credit: Duke University)

You can find and read feminist literature as far back as the 15th century and up until today. The authors of the literature include men as well as women. Read more

“The moon is a planet”— Science education in America

The title of this article comes from a frightening—to American educators—conversation between two TV personalities who were discussing whether the moon was a planet or a star. You certainly don’t need to know solar system facts to sell shirts on TV, but the conversation was another face slap to the deplorable state of math and science education in the United States.

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

The Earth and Moon offer great topics for science research papers. (Credit: MikkelHH)

For good term paper topics, consider writing your research paper about ways to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) studies in the U.S. Read more

Research topic: Learn how the family farm is depicted in Farmland documentary

The family farm has been long mythologized in American culture. Farming in the U.S. has changed, and many are starting to wonder what the reality is about where our food comes from. Factory or corporate-owned farms are big business.

Farmland documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland, a documentary film created by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, which includes agri-business giants such as Monsanto and Dupont, have released their side in what they bill as a true story about farming in America. Is it real or merely propaganda? Read more