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  1. social studies(Noun)

    The study of history, geography, civics, sociology, economics, and other social-science subjects, especially in primary and secondary school.


  1. Social studies

    Social studies is the "integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence," as defined by the U.S. American National Council for the Social Studies. Social studies is most commonly recognized as the name of a course or set of courses taught in primary and secondary schools or elementary, middle, and secondary schools, but may also refer to the study of aspects of human society at certain post-secondary and tertiary schools around the globe. Many such courses are interdisciplinary and draw upon various fields, including sociology but also political science, history, economics, religious studies, geography, psychology, anthropology, and civics. At the elementary school level, social studies generally focuses first on the local community and family. By middle and high school, the social studies curriculum becomes more discipline-based and content-specific. Social studies varies greatly as a subject between countries and curricula and is not synonymous with sociology or social science; some courses borrow heavily from the social and political sciences, whereas others are created independently for schools. By contrast with sociology, social studies courses often consist of a general and opinion-led discussion of topics without reference to academic theorists or research.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of social studies in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of social studies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Fourth grade social studies, are you willing to relocate.

  2. Amy Klinger:

    There is just not enough evidence to support the idea that a teacher would be able to neutralize a threat, what makes us think that a social studies teacher can do something that law enforcement has troubled doing?

  3. Postreported Volitich:

    None of the statements released about my being a white nationalist or white supremacist have any truth to them, nor are my political beliefs injected into my teaching of social studies curriculum, while operating under the Russian pseudonym ‘Tiana Dalichov’ on social media and the Unapologetic Podcast, I employed political satire and exaggeration, mainly to the end of attracting listeners and followers, and generating conversation about the content discussed between myself and my guests.

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