a course of instruction in an elementary or secondary school comprising such subjects as history, geography, civics, etc.
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Origin of social studies
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for social studies
(functioning as singular) the study of how people live and organize themselves in society, embracing geography, history, economics, and other subjects
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