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 studies is most commonly recognized as the name of a course or set of courses taught in primary and secondary schools or elementary, middle, and secondary schools, but may also refer to the study of aspects of human society at certain post-secondary and tertiary schools around the globe. Many such courses are interdisciplinary and draw upon various fields, including sociology but also political science, history, economics, religious studies, geography, psychology, anthropology, and civics. At Harvard University, social studies is offered as an undergraduate major.
At the elementary school level, social studies generally focuses first on the local community and family. By middle and high school, the social studies curriculum becomes more discipline-based and content-specific. Social studies varies greatly as a subject between countries and curricula and is not synonymous with sociology or social science; some courses borrow heavily from the social and political sciences, whereas others are created independently for schools.-wikedipea
there are many types of studies of history:
These are approaches to history; not listed are histories of other fields, such as history of science, history of mathematics and history of philosophy.
- Ancient history : the study from the beginning of human history until the Early Middle Ages.
- Atlantic history: the study of the history of people living on or near the Atlantic Ocean.
- Art History: the study of changes in and social context of art.
- Big History: study of history on a large scale across long time frames andepochs through a multi-disciplinary approach.
- Chronology: science of localizing historical events in time.
- Comparative history: historical analysis of social and cultural entities not confined to national boundaries.
- Contemporary history: the study of historical events that are immediately relevant to the present time.
- Counterfactual history: the study of historical events as they might have happened in different causal circumstances.
- Cultural history: the study of culture in the past.
- Digital History: the use of computing technologies to produce digital scholarship.
- Economic History: the study of economies in the past.
- Futurology: study of the future: researches the medium to long-term future of societies and of the physical world.
- Intellectual history: the study of ideas in the context of the cultures that produced them and their development over time.
- Maritime history: the study of maritime transport and all the connected subjects.
- Modern history : the study of the Modern Times, the era after the Middle Ages.
- Military History: the study of warfare and wars in history and what is sometimes considered to be a sub-branch of military history, Naval History.
- Natural history: the study of the development of the cosmos, the Earth,biology and interactions thereof.
- Paleography: study of ancient texts.
- People's history: historical work from the perspective of common people.
- Political history: the study of politics in the past.
- Psychohistory: study of the psychological motivations of historical events.
- Pseudohistory: study about the past that falls outside the domain of mainstream history (sometimes it is an equivalent of pseudoscience).
- Social History: the study of the process of social change throughout history.
- Universal history: basic to the Western tradition of historiography.
- Women's history: the history of female human beings. Gender history is related and covers the perspective of gender.
- World History: the study of history from a global perspective.