What is Social Studies?


Typically, these 5 fields make up the K-12 Social Studies content area:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics/Government
  • Economics
  • Culture

This table provides some examples of what each encompasses:

History

Geography

Government

Economics

Culture

Events, connection and importance of;

Time and place; People, etc.

From own home, neighborhood, community, city, state, region, country, continent, global scale, etc.

Own country (local, state, etc.) and others in the world, etc.

Finances;

Management and use of resources (local to global);

Production and distribution, etc.

Customs/ traditions;

People, Food, Arts (music, fine arts, etc.), Housing, Dress, etc.