Essence of Social Studies (Historical Approaches (Progressive Education…
Essence of Social Studies
integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence(NCSS,2010, P.3)
Develop ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for public good as citizens of culturally diverse, democratic society in a interdepend world.
Prepare to assume the office of citizenship.
To integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes within and across disciplines.
Social civic competence
Knowledge-based concept of social reality
Appreciation and respect for human diversity
Progressive Education and the Here-and-Now Curriculum
Social Studies Today
need to incorporate :
Meaning and relevance
High interest, engagement, and challenge
Integrated subject areas
Attitude and values
Standard of knowledge, skills and attitudes