Red Cross charity scandal in Haiti: Research paper topic

Many people want to do the right thing and donate to a charity or not-for-profit organization, whether it’s after a natural disaster, for a medical disease or to help a local institution. But charity fraud and mismanagement is rising, especially with the ease of donating money online or by smartphone.

Learn more about the American Red Cross scandal here. (Credit: Dittoville)

Learn more about the American Red Cross scandal here. (Credit: Dittoville)

In the field of social science and medicine, you can find interesting research paper topics discussing the scandal of the American Red Cross after the Haiti earthquake and charity fraud in general. Read more

Native American history research paper topics

Native American history offers hundreds of years’ worth of  interesting research paper topics. There are several suggestions we recommend you use for topics.

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

These include famous Native Americans, the dark period of forced placement of Native children into Indian boarding schools to eradicate their Native American culture and language; and Native American Heritage Month. Read more

Research paper: The suffrage movement for women’s voting rights

The right to vote is one of our most precious civil rights. Now, a new film tells the story of how women gained that right in England and set the example for women in the U.S. On October 23, 2015, the film Suffragette opened in U.S. theaters. Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Suffragette tells the true story of how women from all strata of English society became radicalized in order to gain the right to vote.

Find out more about the women's suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

Find out more about the women’s suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

It was a time when the traditional role of women was that of wife and mother. Every aspect of their lives was subject to the rule of men. In the film we see how members of the women’s suffrage movement risked everything to achieve an equal place at the table of democracy. Read more

The cycle of domestic violence for your research paper

October is Domestic Violence Action Month, a time when we are reminded of the high costs of domestic assault. Although we often associate the term “physical abuse” with battered women, intimate partner violence affects both genders.

Learn more about domestic violence for your research paper. (Credit: PragmaticMom.com)

Learn more about domestic violence for your research paper. (Credit: PragmaticMom.com)

Attitudes have changed over the past decades and yet one in three women and one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. The cycle of violence is so pervasive that you should consider taking on the subject for your next research paper. Read more

Charter schools and education: term paper topics

Looking for a term paper topic for your education class? The number of charter schools has been growing in recent years, expanding into many state school districts.

Charter schools are an alternative to public school. (Credit: Christine Daniloff)

Charter schools are an alternative to public school. (Credit: Christine Daniloff)

Interesting research paper topics include describing what is charter school education, charter school versus public school opportunities and the debate over teacher certification. Read more

Colleges practice environmental sustainability as your research topic

Good research paper topics in the fields of environmentalism or sustainable development is to write about colleges and universities going green. More and more, institutions, faculty and students are all taking initiatives to go green, adopting ways to help the environment, save energy, recycle and discuss green initiatives.

Learn how your college can practice environmental sustainability. (Credit: Goucher College)

Learn how your college can practice environmental sustainability. (Credit: Goucher College)

Consider writing your term paper about ways colleges practice environmental sustainability. Read more

The Hajj and Islam—research paper topics

The week of September 23 – 27, 2015, marked the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia made by millions of devotees to Islam. Known as the Hajj, it is one of the five pillars of the Muslim religion.

Pilgrims at the Masjid al-Haram on Hajj. (Credit: Wikipedia.org)

Pilgrims at the Masjid al-Haram on Hajj. (Credit: Wikipedia.org)

Many westerners know little to nothing about this event or, for that matter, Islam itself, which is why these areas of study offer a wealth of research paper topics. Read more

Education research topics: Standardized testing and Common Core standards

On September 17, 2015, Seattle students started school after a delay due to a teacher strike over pay increases and more teacher control of standardized testing. The battle over education reform is likely to be one of the key points discussed by candidates for president in 2016. Especially controversial are the Common Core standards.

Standardized testing makes for a good education research topic. (Credit: NCSL.org)

Standardized testing makes for a good education research topic. (Credit: NCSL.org)

By requiring that all students meet certain benchmarks these standards have resulted in an emphasis high stakes testing as a means of measuring school and teacher performance. Those who are planning on a career in education should consider covering education standards for their next research paper. Read more

Research topic: Refugees from Syrian War prompting humanitarian crisis

As the Syrian War rages on, the resulting refugees fleeing the destruction are causing an international humanitarian crisis. Desperate to escape by any means, thousands are seeking asylum in Europe. Open borders have been found in some countries, notably Germany and Sweden, while other countries have been less welcoming.

Refugees inside a camp in Jordan. (Credit: AFP)

Refugees inside a camp in Jordan. (Credit: AFP)

Meanwhile the U.N. has asked for more countries to help. If you have a research paper to write on social issues, this would make for a good research paper topic. Read more

Department of Education to weigh in on for-profit universities

For-profit universities have come under fire in recent years, particularly around the areas of misrepresentation of job prospects and the universities’ reliance on federal student loans. An unprecedented number of students have asked the government to dismiss their college student debt after a June announcement from the Department of Education about making the debt-relief process easier.

Find out how the Department of Education reacted to for-profit universities' bankruptcy. (Credit: JWJ.org)

Find out how the Department of Education reacted to for-profit universities’ bankruptcy. (Credit: JWJ.org)

The government made the offer after the closing of Corinthian College, a for-profit college system that filed for bankruptcy. For your next education research paper, consider discussing one of the following topics. Read more