By: Aishath Shifra Ibrahim
Social Studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence within the school program. Social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics,and natural sciences.
The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people to develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an inter-dependent world.
There are five branches of social studies:
- Cultural and Society
- Civic and Government
Geography:Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth's surface and the human societies spread across it. Geography seeks to understand where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time.
History:History is the study of the human past as it is described in the written documents that are left by past human beings.
Culture and Society
Society is nothing but an organised group of people who live together and are connected with one another. Culture has certain values, custom, beliefs and social behavior, whereas society encompasses people who share mutual beliefs,values and way of living.
Civic and Government
The study of civics and government pertains to the right and responsibilities of citizens. Students will study about how people have been organised authority and exercised power from earlier civilization to present civilization.
Economic is the study of how society uses its limited resources. Economic is social science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Primary Social Studies help to make people more good for the community.