Social studies include looking at the past, the world around us, society and economics. Much of the work in this area is of a practical nature- learning through doing.
Children and young people as they participate in experiences and outcomes in social studies will:
develop their understanding of the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, and an appreciation of their local and national heritage within the world
broaden their understanding of the world by learning about human activities and achievements in the past and present
develop their understanding of their own values, beliefs and cultures and those of others
develop an understanding of the principles of democracy and citizenship through experience of critical and independent thinking
explore and evaluate different types of sources and evidence
learn how to locate, explore and link periods, people and events in time and place
learn how to locate, explore and link features and places locally and further afield
engage in activities which encourage enterprising attitudes
develop an understanding of concepts that encourage enterprise and influence business
establish firm foundations for lifelong learning and for further specialised study and careers.