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.


  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)


  • The Chorus (2004)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)


  • Every Kid Needs a Champion by Rita Pierson
  • School Strike for Climate Change – Save the World by Changing the Rules by Greta Thunberg
  • Follow the Leader by Suli Breaks
  • Leading with Laughter: The Power of Humor in Leadership by Paul Osincup
  • Speak Like a Leader by Simon Lancaster
  • The Explainer: What It Takes to Be a Great Leader by Harvard Business Review
  • Great Leadership Starts with Self-Leadership by Lars Sudmann


  • The Impact of a Good Leader and Good Leadership in Society by Patrick Alain
  • How Leaders Create a Compelling Vision to Engage and Inspire (via
  • Events That Changed the World by Tejvan Pettinger
  • 8 Leadership Lessons From History by Margaret MacMillan
  • The Changing Role of Global Leaders by Matthew Gitsham
  • Why Leaders Should Learn Geography by Anne-Laure Freant
  • The Big Idea: The Wise Leader by Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi



Explore the following people:

  • Noam Chomsky
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Confucius

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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