SOCIAL SCIENCES

Developing critical thinking skills focusing on the study of society and the relationship among individuals within society, social studies explains the world in which we live by widening our perspectives and viewpoint of current events and human interactions and. Social Sciences ignites a curiosity about real-world issues and it helps us comprehend developments that are taking place in the world and understand our roles in shaping the future and strengthens personal confidence through collaboration and competition.

Subcategories: Education, Law, Human Rights, Philosophy, History, and Geography.

You are expected to do research on the theme of the year, “Leadership: Inspire Change”, in the context of Social Sciences. You may find the recommended resources below.

The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen your knowledge.

FIND YOUR RESOURCES FOR EACH COMPETITION IN THE BOXES

ONLINE FALL

7 December 2019
RESOURCES HERE
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ONLINE SPRING

14 March 2020
RESOURCES HERE
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LOCALS

All Local Rounds
RESOURCES HERE
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GLOBALS

Cambridge and Boston
RESOURCES HERE
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ALL RESOURCES

FILMS

1 – The Dark Knight (2008)

2 – The Chorus (2004)

3 – Gladiator (2000)

BOOK

1 – Outlier: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)

RESEARCH PEOPLE

1 – Greta Thunberg

2 – Noam Chomsky

3 – Confucius

VIDEOS

1 – Leading with Laughter: The Power of Humor in Leadership by Paul Osincup

2 – The Explainer: What It Takes to Be a Great Leader by Harvard Business Review

3 – Follow the Leader by Suli Breaks

4 – Every Kid Needs a Champion

5 – Speak Like a Leader

6 – School Strike for Climate – Save the World by Changing the Rules by Greta Thunberg

7 – Great Leadership Starts With Self-Leadership

ARTICLES & BLOGS

1 – The Impact of a Good Leader and Good Leadership in Society by Patrick Alain

2 – How Leaders Create a Compelling Vision to Engage and Inspire (via skipprichard.com)

3 – 8 Leadership Lessons From History by Margaret MacMillan

4 – Why Leaders Should Learn Geography 

5 – The Changing Role of Global Leaders 

6 – Events that Changed the World 

7 – The Big idea: The Wise leader

Thought-Provoking Questions

  • What is the connection between social sciences and leadership?
  • What aspects of social sciences are relevant for leaders?  What can it teach them? 
  • What aspects of leadership are relevant for people working in the social sciences in different categories?  What can learning about leadership teach them? 
  • Who are some historical figures that we can learn from about the connection between social sciences and leadership? 
  • Who are the leaders in social sciences today that are role models for present and future leaders?
  • How do cultural factors in different countries affect the social sciences and leadership connection?

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