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Encyclopedia > Social Studies

Social studies is a term used to describe the broad study of the various fields which involve past and current human behavior and interactions. Rather than focus on any one topic in depth, social studies provides a broad overview of human society past and present. Examples of subjects typically covered in social studies include: history, economics, geography, government, culture, psychology, sociology and other social science. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... Psychological science redirects here. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ...

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Social Studies in child protective cases

A social study is a report prepared by a youth or child protection worker specifically for court hearings that outline witnessed or assumed behaviors of a youth such as tardiness, hostility, uncooperativeness, or delinquency, as well as a description of the child or youth's known familial history such as their social, cognitive and medical histories. This report is not permissible in many courts due to being prepared in hearsay and for being an Inappropriate Report. Some courts will allow the report to pass as evidence in court provided court jurisdiction has been established. However controversy exists surrounding the fact that the social study report is still included as evidence in child protection and custody hearings regardless of its potentially maliced effects on the named youth in the report. Other arguments say that the social studies retroactive capabilities often perpetuate recidivistic behavior in the youth named in such reports as well as the social study reports that are considered are more paradoxical and ex-parte that they deny the youth their right to due process before adjudication has been made in such discriminating and prejudiced judgment manner. In United States law, adopted from English Law, due process (more fully due process of law) is the principle that the government must respect all of a persons legal rights instead of just some or most of those legal rights when the government deprives a person of life, liberty...


Social studies in post-secondary and tertiary schools

The subject matter varies from institution to institution and includes both pure and applied social sciences. Examples of the former include sociology, psychology, and political science. Examples of the latter include business, economics, criminology, and mass media. These schools may exclude certain humanities and natural sciences (such as earth sciences and climatology) which are included in many North American social studies classes. The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... Psychological science redirects here. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. ... Popular press redirects here; note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint The Popular Press. Mass media is a term used to denote a section of the media specifically envisioned and designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... Earth science (also known as geoscience or the geosciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. ... Climatology is the study of climate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time,[1] and is a branch of the atmospheric sciences. ...


Social studies in the elementary grades [K-8]

Skills students are meant to learn in the social studies include: Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ...

  1. good citizenship
  2. critical thinking
  3. problem solving
  4. cosmopolitanism
  5. conservation

Citizenship and Civics

Social studies aims to educate students to become caring, well informed citizens; realizing and connecting the social studies to one's sense of freedom and everyday lifestyle; examining the "code of behavior" within one's diverse society [e.g., morals, values, rule/law]


Culture and Cosmopolitanism

  • World views, social views
    • Values include:
      • awareness of stereotypes,
      • bias, and point of view,
      • awareness of multiple cultures,
      • tolerance of cultural differences,
      • protecting individual right to difference.
    • These values are meant to be developed through:
      • examining personal moralsvalues
      • compare/contrast
      • study of history and past experience
      • study history from past and future...
      • main point of the conclusion

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ...

Ways to teach the social studies

Constructivist pedagogy:

The social studies can be taught using the constructivist approach. This includes teaching that is intended to refine students' prior knowledge, develop inquiry skills through higher order and critical thinking, and lead to students developing opinions about the world around them. For other uses, see Constructivism. ... are you kiddin ? i was lookin for it for hours ...

  • Instructional strategies:
    • direct teaching [not lecture]
    • problem based learning [PBL]
    • inductive thinking
    • cooperative learning
    • role playing
    • simulation
    • intelligence of history

Digital technology and current events

Teachers should strongly consider including digital resources in the teaching of current events. Students can access digital photos, videos, and interviews by using digital resource websites. Examples of some useful digital resources are:

  1. Smithsonian [1]
  2. Library of Congress [2] -American Memory
  3. National Geographic [3]
  4. National Archives [4][5]
  5. Documenting the American South [6]

These websites can be aligned with Standards of Learning, curriculum, and various units of study. These digital resources can help demonstrate the relationship between past and current events in various ways, including: comparing old pictures to recent pictures and examining how they relate, comparing current events such as the Iraq War to past events such as the first and second World Wars or the American involvement in the Vietnamese and Korean Wars.In the late 1800s. Standards of Learning or (SOL) is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... For a curriculum vitae, see Résumé. In formal education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university. ...


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Nebraska Department of Education Social Studies Home (144 words)
Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence.
The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
The mission of the social studies is to develop capable citizens who are empowered with knowledge, skills, and attitudes enabling them to make informed decisions in a culturally diverse and interdependent world.
Social Studies (1153 words)
Social studies recognizes the challenges and benefits of living in a diverse cultural and ideological society.
The social studies provides a remarkable opportunity to engage students in the enduring dilemmas embedded in the study of community, family, and society.
The study of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of Washington shall be a condition prerequisite to graduation from the public and private high schools of this state.
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