Research topic: New terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab targets shopping malls

The Mall of America in Minnesota, and other large shopping malls across the world, are apparently the latest targets of a terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab. The Somali-based group previously attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

The U.S. government, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, is taking the threat seriously and asking malls to respond appropriately. Read more

The Black Arts Movement is a good research paper topic for African American history and art

The Black Arts Movement was the artistic part of the Black Power movement, and is also known as the Black Aesthetics Movement or BAM. It lasted from 1965 to 1975, and is mostly regarded as a 1960s movement.

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

The Black Arts Movement was the aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept. (Credit: wuster338)

It began with the Assassination of Malcolm X and was started in Harlem by writer and activist Amiri Baraka. He was an influential dramatist, essayist, poet, and music critic. 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

Celebrate Black history month for your next research paper

February is Black History Month when we celebrate the events in history related to the accomplishments of African Americans. These events include the contributions to American culture from musicians, inventors, writers, athletes and civil rights leaders.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

What began as a week of celebration in 1926, later evolved as a national month of recognition. Black History month is also celebrated in other countries such as Canada. If you’re looking for good research paper topics you’ll want to check out the Black History timeline. Read more

Celebrating Black History month—Top 10 African American scientists and inventors

Many scientific achievements that have changed our lives can be traced back to African American scientists and inventors. Black History month offers an opportunity to draw attention to these innovators and their work.

Learn more about African American innovators, such as George Washington Carver, for your next research paper.

Learn more about African American innovators, such as George Washington Carver, for your next research paper.

Although not a comprehensive record of the extensive number of African American men and women who have shaped technology and science, here is a top 10 list to start in your search for more information. Read more

Archaeology news and discoveries for your term paper

The top archaeological discoveries of 2014 would make some good research paper topics for your archaeology class. You could write about the new digital maps made at Stonehenge or the origins of Buddhism.

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

Another good term paper topic from today’s archaeology news is the difficulty in recreating an authentic “Paleo diet.” Here are some other interesting research paper topics. Read more

Research paper topic: State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address. In the speech the president listed the accomplishments of his presidency so far and outlined his agenda for the next two years. According to the president, the nation had overcome years of war and economic crisis and is now ready to “turn the page.”

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

Future endeavors aimed at reviving the middle class include continuing efforts to raise the minimum wage, achieving gender pay equity, and closing the income inequality gap. Political history and strategy are always evolving, making them good research paper topics. Read more

Research topic: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in Selma

Selma, the movie, the recently released film inspired by the events of the Civil Rights Movement as led by Martin Luther King Jr., not only offers a chance to reflect back on the history of segregation in the U.S., but also is an opportunity to address the continuing racial inequality our nation struggles with.

Scene from Selma movie with Martin Luther King Jr. and supporters. (Credit: Hive Society)

Scene from Selma movie with Martin Luther King Jr. and supporters. (Credit: Hive Society)

However, the film has come under scrutiny, even before its release, as to how accurately it portrays the historical events it is based upon. Read more

Reagan Vs. Mondale: 1984 Presidential Election as a historical research paper topic

In the 1984 Presidential Election, held on November 6, Ronald Reagan and George Bush were the Republican candidates.

1984 US Presidential Election Reagan vs. Mondale Results Map. (Credit: New World Encyclopedia)

1984 US Presidential Election Reagan vs. Mondale Results Map. (Credit: New World Encyclopedia)

For the Democratic Party, the candidates were former Vice President Walter Mondale and his running mate, Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York, who was the first woman nominated for a top office by a major party in the United States. Read more

Research topic: The true story behind American Sniper the movie

What is it like to be a soldier, particularly a sniper? American Sniper the movie, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, tells the true story of Chris Kyle, based on his memoir, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book "American Sniper," poses in Midlothian, TX., in 2012. (Credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book “American Sniper,” poses in Midlothian, TX., in 2012. (Credit: Paul Moseley/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

It is a complex telling of one soldier’s experience, but nonetheless offers an opening to discuss the complexities of war and how to best support the military. Read more