SSch1 - Kelsey Montgomery September 9 2007 Chapter 1...

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Kelsey Montgomery September 9, 2007 Chapter 1 Reflection There are many different views of the meaning of social studies, and how it should be taught in schools. Social studies is one of the most important subjects in any school curriculum because as people, we are the main focus. Briefly, the definition of social studies is the study of people in the past, present, and the future. Without this subject, we would be lost in the world, unaware of why people act the way they do and how we have evolved. The perplexing aspect of social studies is that it is not just simply a subject to study in school. It is something that we live and experience every day of our lives. The purpose of studying social studies is to give students the knowledge and skills needed to be a citizen in a culturally diverse world. We are able to understand the people we see everyday and also those who are thousands of miles away. There are many components that make up the subject of social studies. These include economics, geography, history,
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ELE 281 taught by Professor Dixon during the Spring '08 term at Cabrini University.

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SSch1 - Kelsey Montgomery September 9 2007 Chapter 1...

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