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5 Topics of Social Studies
Transcript of 5 Topics of Social Studies
It is the record of the past.
"History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity." Cicero
We study History using primary documents
Geography is the study of people, places, and the environment
5 Themes of Geography: (
ovement: How people (and animals), goods, and ideas move
egion:an area that has a definable characteristic
nvironmental Interaction: Considers how people change and are changed by the natural environment
ocation:Tells where a place is
lace: Considers an area's distinguishing characteristics
Economics studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. What kind of economy does the
United States have?
What does government do?
Government makes laws,makes sure
they are carried out and settles
disputes about them.
Two types of government:
More individual freedom
(such as the U.S.)
Less individual freedom. More government control
Culture consists of:
5.Ways of Living
If a group shares some of the following things they have a culture
What are some traits of your culture?
What is Social Studies?
(Is it just another name
for History Class?
of the United States
8th grade has history class but...
7th grade has Social Studies!