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Merger[edit]

I think we should refrain from the merger because the "School subjects" are probably targeted for grammer and high school and my experience is that the subject is called "Social studies". This is not cencorship for kids: this just trying to talk in the language that they are familiar with. This is just a persist oddity of schooling: "Social studies" is just social science lite with a lot geography thrown in. -- Fplay 07:39, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

There was a very confusing redirect: Social Study → Social Sciences ; created by a non-native speaker of English and any other language for that matter. Clearly, it should be Social Study → Social Studies. I am going to attribute the merger proposal to this confusing situation and remove the merger tags. The PURPOSE of this page is to accomodate how this amalgam of subjects are aggregated under to rubric "Social Studies". -- Fplay 07:58, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Inappropriate tone/style[edit]

Is this tag still necessary? - Allness Null (talk) 16:28, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

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ethnic groups[edit]

material and non-material —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.54.29.99 (talk) 10:27, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Merged with Citizenship education ?[edit]

I have discovered that we have also an article about Citizenship education: is it really different from Social Studies ? Couldn't we merge them ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Breizhou (talkcontribs) 10:13, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Citizenship education, to my understanding, is about educating immigrants to a country about the culture and basic ideals of the populace of the nation so that they are socially prepared to live life in that new country. MrMonday1 (talk) 05:28, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

They are different and should not be merged. Social studies is taught to K-12 levels and includes subjects such as sociology, history, political science, economics, religion, geography, psychology, anthropology, and civics. Citizenship education focuses primarily on democracy, justice, rights and responsibilities, identities and diversity; it is somewhat comparable to the Government courses taught to U.S. high school students, a particular subject within Social studies. Kingturtle = (talk) 13:09, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

US Only?[edit]

Although the article does not say it explicitly, it appears that it is talking about the US primary and secondary school course 'Social Studies'. I think this should be stated explicitly. I think that this course is also taught in other countries apart from the US, so information about where else it is taught too. Maybe some comparisons would be useful also. cheers --Boy.pockets (talk) 00:42, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

NPOV Dispute - Overview[edit]

The overview violates Wikipedia's NPOV policy in that it casts social studies, and all social sciences, as pseudoscience, faulting its methodologies and applications. Those need to be explained without claiming that they're contradictory or ineffectual.