Meaning, scope and nature of social studies

Social Studies J.S.S 1 First Term


Meaning, scope and nature of social studies

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

        1. Define social studies.

        2. Explain the scope and nature of social studies.



Social studies can be defined as the study of man in his environment. It is the study of man and his relationships with other people around him, including all the natural resources in his environment. Social studies assess man in his physical and social environment as well as the effects of science, technology and religion on him. Man in social studies refers to human beings.

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