The 5 Main Branches of Social Studies
History- The ideas, events and people of the past
- What caused the American Revolution?
- Who was Abraham Lincoln?
- What is terrorism?
Economics- The way a society organizes itself to produce, distribute, and consume goods and services
- What is manufacturing?
- Where do we get our food and clothing from?
- Why are some nations rich while others are poor?
Geography- The interactions of human beings with their physical environment.
- How does the weather impact where you live?
- Why are some places tropical and others artic?
- What is global warming?
Culture-A people's way of life including their beliefs, customs, food, dwellings and clothing.
- What music is popular now? When your parents were teenagers? 100 years ago?
- Why do people dress differently in other countries?
- What are the differences between religions?
Politics- Ways of governing, choosing leaders and making laws.
- Why do we have a president and not a king?
- Who makes the laws and why?
- How many different types of governments are there?