Example 3: Lastly, learners may be studying World War I and World War II and then comparing them to the Cold War. It is essential that the learners look at the universal aspect of war and come to their own understanding of what war is. Learners will soon understand by looking at WWI and WWII that war generally is fought with guns and weapons where people are killed. However, they need to understand that not all wars are the same and this goes for the Cold War. Learners will also see that WWI led towards WWII and that WWII played a significant role in starting the Cold War as it was the two superpowers Russia and USA that were fighting against each other in an ideological battle of supremacy. Therefore, by looking at these three examples one can conclude that generalisation in social science is of the utmost importance as it allows the learners to focus on the broader sense of the topic, allowing a universal approach rather than focussing solely on the specific topic or person.