Research topic: Time capsule buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams opened

Think a time capsule is something fun that you buried in your backyard as a kid? Well think again. What is believed to possibly be the oldest time capsule in the country, buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams over 200 years ago, was recently removed from the cornerstone of the Old State House Boston for conservationists at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to evaluate.

Contents from the recently removed time capsule. (Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Contents from the recently removed time capsule. (Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

If you’re interested in researching Samuel Adams or the history of Boston, consider discussing this latest trending topic. Read more

Discover historical aspects of “Unbroken” for your research paper

Some people’s lives are simply bigger than others. Louis Zamperini may just be the poster child for this. Director Angelina Jolie has made his harrowing tale of World War II survival, documented in the nonfiction bestseller Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, into a film.

Consider discussing "Unbroken" for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

Consider discussing “Unbroken” for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

The book, the film and the man’s life offer a range of research topics to consider, from the historical aspects surrounding the war to the psychological repercussions in terms of post-traumatic stress. Read more

US government policy toward Cuba for your research paper

Since 1962, the U.S. has maintained a Cuban embargo in an attempt to force the government of Cuba to adopt a representative democracy for the Cuban people.

Protestors wave Cuban and American flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla. on April 25, 2000. (Credit: Charles Trainor Jr, Miami Herald)

Protestors wave Cuban and American flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla. on April 25, 2000. (Credit: Charles Trainor Jr, Miami Herald)

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, President Obama issued a statement saying that U.S. government policy would change toward Cuba and diplomatic relations would expand. The unfolding events will make a great subject for a research paper. Read more

Auteur theory is a good filmmaking research paper topic

If you enjoy films or are interested in filmmaking, auteur theory may be a great research topic for you.

Auteur theory emphasises the director as the major creator of film art. (Credit: Film English)

Auteur theory emphasises the director as the major creator of film art. (Credit: Film English)

According to the auteur theory, the director provides the chief creative power of a film because the film reflects the director’s personal creative vision. Therefore, the director is considered the main “auteur” (the French word for “author”). The voice of the auteur is recognizable in the film even after studio influence and the production process. Read more

Term paper topics from Exodus: Gods and Kings

The holiday epic Bible movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, from over-the-top director Ridley Scott, offers good research paper topics. The Hollywood movie tells the story of the Hebrew Moses who entreats Pharaoh Ramses to let the 600,000 slaves in Egypt leave as free people.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" retells the story of Moses. (Credit: Screen Rant)

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” retells the story of Moses. (Credit: Screen Rant)

You could write term paper topics on the scientific explanations of the plagues and on the casting decisions Hollywood movie producers make to garner large audiences. Read more

Elections and voting rights research paper topics

Elections and voting rights provide many good research paper topics. Just a few are political campaign strategies for modern times, the definition of gerrymandering and its effects on democracy, and a history of voting rights.

The first “gerrymandered” voting district looks like a salamander. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The first “gerrymandered” voting district looks like a salamander. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Evolution of campaigning

One topic you can write about elections is the quickly changing environment of campaigning and ways to gauge the voting public just over the past few years. Read more

Anthropology news for your research paper

There is always new research being done in the vast field of anthropology and many resources for learning more about it.

Anthropology offers many fascinating research topic ideas. (Credit: anthropology-news.org)

Anthropology offers many fascinating research topic ideas. (Credit: anthropology-news.org)

Here are some recent discoveries and research in cultural anthropology that might make good research paper topics. Read more

Government research topic on Hong Kong protests

The ongoing Hong Kong protests for free elections have brought attention to the conflict between the Chinese government and the pro-democracy movement. Although Hong Kong has been under the rule of mainland China for 17 years now, the student protesters are upset about China’s interference in upcoming elections.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan, Getty Images)

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan, Getty Images)

What started as peaceful demonstrations in the city have turned increasingly violent as the government has vowed not to budge and the protesters have escalated their efforts. Read more

“Interstellar” movie offers good science research paper topics

The Interstellar movie offers many ideas for good research paper topics, including historical perspective on the dust bowl, science fiction and lots of science facts, climate change, and discussion about the future of mankind. Consider writing about some of the movie’s themes for your term paper.

Interstellar offers great topics in science. (Credit: blastr.com)

Interstellar offers great topics in science. (Credit: blastr.com)

The premise of the movie is that Earth has been devastated by climate change, and humanity has only a few generations left before it must find another world to live. Several daring explorers travel through a wormhole near Saturn into another galaxy that has a few planets that might support human life. Read more

The Velvet Revolution and Eastern Europe—research paper topics to consider

November 17, 2014, was the 25th anniversary of the successful Velvet Revolution, which brought about the fall of communism in the former Czechoslovakia. The Velvet Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall in East Germany, which also happened 25 years ago, were part of the efforts put forth by many countries in Eastern Europe to escape the rule of the communists.

The Velvet Revolution of 1989. (Credit: Peter Dejong/Associated Press)

The Velvet Revolution of 1989. (Credit: Peter Dejong/Associated Press)

The time period, and the changes that happened, offer many research paper topics. Read more