Social studies is the “integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence,” as defined by the U.S. American National Council for the Social Studies.
Social Study courses includes history, geography, civics, sociology, political science, economics, religious studies, psychology, and anthropology.
For social studies, there are zillions of supplemental resource possibilities at Librivox and our local library. For more resources, visit https://hemetsonshine.wordpress.com/learning-links/suggested-literature.
The following are what resources I have gathered for social studies:
- https://hemetsonshine.wordpress.com/learning-links/social-studies/streams-of-civilization – Streams of Civilization is our “spine” history book. My resources are grouped by the chapters of this book.
- https://hemetsonshine.wordpress.com/learning-links/social-studies/american-history – miscellaneous American history resources
- https://hemetsonshine.wordpress.com/learning-links/social-studies/geography – miscellaneous geography resources
- Check back. I have been too busy learning history to post about it. I have amassed far more history resources than I probably need and have been in the process of reviewing/culling them. During this time of being steeped in history, I have not had time to blog as often as I have before I embarked on this journey (to the last unread book on my bookcase).
The following is what I have or plan to have for history, geography and civics:
- History – Streams of Civilization – “Most history textbooks are written from a secular viewpoint, but this introductory text is different! Providing a comprehensive look at Western, African, and Asian civilizations from creation to 1620, it affirms the biblical view of creation (though it discusses evolution) and gives your kids insight into other cultures and religions from a Christian perspective. Includes vocabulary questions, exercises, maps, and black-and-white illustrations. Ideal for grades 9 and up.”
- American History –
- Geography –
- Civics –
The following is what I have or plan to have for political science, economics, religious studies, sociology, psychology, and anthropology:
- Political Science –
- Economics – Economics: Work and Prosperity by A Beka – “One semester course. Emphasis on free enterprise capitalism in a free market economy sets this book apart from the competition. The Biblical views of work, wealth, and stewardship appear throughout the text, helping students to understand the proper economic roles of individual producers and consumers as well as that of the government from a conservative, Christian perspective. The stark contrast between the market economy—the cornerstone of prosperity in the United States—and the command economy—the hallmark of fiscal failure in Communist countries—is graphically presented in illustration of the economic principles that govern all societies. Essential concepts such as competition in the marketplace and private ownership of capital are discussed from a conservative perspective.”
- religious studies