Definition of social studies in English:

social studies

plural noun

  • [treated as singular] Various aspects or branches of the study of human society, considered as an educational discipline.

    ‘arts and social studies’
    ‘the teaching of social studies’
    [as modifier] ‘unpublished language and social studies materials’
    • ‘Critics rightly point to serious flaws in some guidelines offered for the teaching of social studies.’
    • ‘Leo Casey has been nationally recognized for his work teaching civics and social studies.’
    • ‘Meltzer's book is a fantastic read and makes wonderful connections between social studies and language arts.’
    • ‘The test covers rhymes in Telugu, mathematics, science and social studies.’
    • ‘The council represents 26,000 teachers of history, social studies and related subjects.’
    • ‘At the middle school, students take language arts and social studies in Spanish.’
    • ‘His numerous academic awards included diplomas in social studies and sociology.’
    • ‘Later that very same day in social studies, we were introduced to the concept of melting pots and mosaics.’
    • ‘He used unified studies of an area, including language, social studies and art, combining all the subjects into one.’
    • ‘Teachers across disciplines will highlight math elements in history, social studies and English.’
    • ‘Advanced math and science courses were also provided as well as courses in language arts, social studies, and the arts.’
    • ‘The programme may allow students to sample different languages, or else it may be part of a social studies or language arts unit.’
    • ‘Local health authorities or service agencies may have a needs assessment or more focused social studies of your area.’
    • ‘Amish was driven towards technical drawing, geography, social studies and principles of business.’
    • ‘It can be a multi-discipline project including both history and social studies.’
    • ‘He also makes a fine case for teaching history as a separate discipline, instead of lumping it together with social studies.’
    • ‘As a sophomore, I asked an education professor how to get certified to teach social studies.’
    • ‘The guide will support secondary school curricula in art, English, social studies and humanities.’
    • ‘Schools replaced mythology and history with the more amorphous social studies.’
    • ‘At 23, he is on the verge of completing a degree in history, politics and social studies.’

Pronunciation:

social studies

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