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social studies

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noun
  1. 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

social studies

noun
  1. (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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