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social studies

a course of instruction in an elementary or secondary school comprising such subjects as history, geography, civics, etc.
Origin of social studies
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The essay and the pamphlet gradually usurp the place of social studies.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • (United States geography, social studies series)Eastman color.

    Motion Pictures 1960-1969 Copyright Office. Library of Congress.
  • My social studies teacher, Ms Galvez, rolled her eyes at me and I rolled my eyes back at her.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • I raised my arms over my head like a prizefighter and made my exit from social studies and began the perp-walk to the office.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • He turned his screen around so that I could see the video feed from the social studies classroom.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • I soon discovered that I was among persons skilled in those economic and social studies that now most stir us.

    Chimney-Pot Papers Charles S. Brooks
  • It regards the Separation and has been slightly modified by the (Masonic) Commission (of political and social studies).

    The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906 Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
British Dictionary definitions for social studies

social studies

(functioning as sing) the study of how people live and organize themselves in society, embracing geography, history, economics, and other subjects
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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