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Title: Five Strands of Social Studies


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Five Strands of Social Studies
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What is Social Studies?
  • The study of how people over time have interacted
    with each other and their environment.
  • In social studies, we have five strands of
    social studies. A strand is an area of study.

3
Five Strands (or pieces) to the Social Studies
Puzzle
  • They are
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • History
  • Economics
  • Government

4
Geography
  • Physical features Continents, oceans, and
    landforms
  • Longitude Latitude
  • Political features countries cities

Climate weather over a period of time
  • The study of people, places and the environment

5
Art Recreation
  • Religion Traditions
  • Culture
  • Food, Dress, Greetings
  • Language
  • The beliefs, customs, laws, art, and ways of
    living of a group of people.

6
History
  • We learn history from 2 sources
  • Primary source document, person, or object from
    the actual time
  • Secondary source document, person, or object
    that interprets or analyzes primary sources

Events that changed the way people live today
  • People who changed society
  • A record of the past

7
Government
Personal freedom
  • Citizen participation

Type of government
Structure of the government
  • The people and groups within a society that have
    the authority to make laws, to make sure they
    carried out, and to settle disagreements about
    them.

8
Economics
Economic systems traditional, market, command,
and mixed
Natural, Capital, and Human resources
Trade barriers, money, exchange rates
Entrepreneurs
  • The study of how people manage their scarce
    (limited) resources by producing, exchanging, and
    using goods and services.

9
  • Five Strands of Social Studies Matrix

10
Geography
  • How does where you live affect how you live?
  • How does the physical geography and climate
    affect how people live, work, and travel?
  • What are the physical and political features of a
    region?
  • How have humans changed the environment?

11
Culture
  • How does cultural diffusion change the region in
    which you live?
  • What is the belief system of the people and how
    does it affect the region?
  • How does language affect the region?
  • How does local culture affect the traditions of
    the region?

12
History
  • How does the past shape the present?
  • How have people and events changed society?
  • How have influences of other, more powerful
    countries, affected countries today?
  • What factors caused European countries to
    colonize the world?

13
Government
  • How does citizen satisfaction impact the
    government?
  • How much can a citizen participate in their
    government?
  • Who has the power to make laws and policies for a
    nation?
  • How many levels does the government have?
    (national, regional, and local)

14
Economics
  • What factors influence a countrys standard of
    living?
  • Who decides what, how, and for whom things are
    made? (govt, people, traditions)
  • What is the role of entrepreneurs in the economy?
  • How does free and restricted trade affect
    countries?
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