Social studies education • Developing an awareness of the social world around us. The social studies fields • • • • History Philosophy Sociology Political science • • • • Geography Economics Anthropology Social psychology If social studies is uninteresting, it may be that…. • There are no opportunities for wise acting, experiencing, and inquiring. • Objects and materials of the environmental levels of the students. • The range of cognitive and affective behaviors is being thwarted. If social studies is boring... • Teaching and learning are considered as the same acts. • Information, conclusions, and values are being imposed. Try these things….. • Do some synthesis activities-building, doing, changing, amending. • Check the media resources-what else is there to help history come alive? • Get students involved.