The social sciences are academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology.
Social sciences, also known as Social Studies, is a very critical education, that, unfortunately, is somewhat neglected in today’s modern classroom. Ever since the passage of No Child Left Behind, established in 2001, the United States’ classroom has put more of an emphasis on the studies of mathematics and reading while lessening the requirements for social studies in state curriculums.
Social sciences doesn’t only teach students about geography, but largely emphasizes on studying the various types of peoples living in heterogeneous, geographical locations as well. As students learn more about cultural differences, they begin to find that there are a large number of cultural similarities as well. This allows students to connect with different customs, traditions and beliefs of foreign peoples all over the world.
In short, social science is crucial because it teaches students to study cultural differences, allowing students to appreciate other people’s culture, rather than being ignorant and closed minded towards their fellow humanity.