13 terms

Introduction to Social Studies

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History
The study of past events, people, or time periods
Anthropology
The study of human cultures and their origins
Geography
The study of the Earth's surface, climates, and its effects on human cultures
Politics
The science of government and how it works
Psychology
the science of the human mind
Sociology
The study of society and social behavior
Economics
The science of money, goods, and services
Primary Source
Anything that was written, spoken, or handmade by people during the time period being studied
Secondary Source
Anything that was written after it occurred by people who did not witness the actual account
Multiple Perspectives
The same primary sources can have different interpretations
Mr. Wilson
The 'Michael Jordan' of Social Studies teachers
Diary
An example of a primary source
Textbook
An example of a secondary source

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