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social studies

a course of instruction in an elementary or secondary school comprising such subjects as history, geography, civics, etc.
Origin of social studies
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for social studies
  • In school he was strong in mathematics but weak in social studies and humanities.
  • Doc thought the best way to teach social studies to middle school and high school students was through simulations.
  • With all the science available, and all the real time technology, the vagueness of language still dominates the social studies.
  • It is filled with free primary source materials for teaching history and social studies to your kids.
  • We don't need to get into the dangerous political territory of geography or social studies.
  • Philosophy, social studies, humanities and sensibilities are what will be the common equalizer of us all.
  • In social studies they do a lot of projects and research online.
  • But social studies is essentially the study of conflict, if you didn't teach the controversy you'd have nothing to teach.
  • But not as a science, it should be tough as part of social studies curriculum.
  • The time has come to move away from textbooks anyhow, especially in science and social studies.
British Dictionary definitions for social studies

social studies

(functioning as sing) the study of how people live and organize themselves in society, embracing geography, history, economics, and other subjects
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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