Past Present and Future

Social Studies Journal Prompts

Prompt# 1

  1. One of the primary goals of social studies is to make sure that the learners have exposure to civic education which enables them to have an understanding of how the society or the government runs the affairs of the country (Raia, 2012). This knowledge is imperative because it enables the citizens of a country to participate in various democratic activities which promote the social development of a nation. Assuming that you are the president of your country, explain how you are going to advise the education stakeholders to change the curriculum of the schools to ensure that this goal of social studies is attained.

Prompt #2

  1. The state agencies in the US have had a detrimental effect on civic education. It is because they have promoted the idea that the reason why students go to school is to secure employment. Thus, there is insufficient time for teaching civic education and social studies. To that end, the majority of the young people are deprived of the civics knowledge. For instance, recent studies have demonstrated that approximately about one-third of the US Nationals cannot mention all the three arms of the central government. However, social studies are vital in the lives of various citizens because of the roles that they play. Give different reasons why Social Studies are critical to any nation.Prompt #2
    1. The state agencies in the US have had a detrimental effect on civic education. It is because they have promoted the idea that the reason why students go to school is to secure employment. Thus, there is insufficient time for teaching civic education and social studies. To that end, the majority of the young people are deprived of the civics knowledge. For instance, recent studies have demonstrated that approximately about one-third of the US Nationals cannot mention all the three arms of the central government. However, social studies are vital in the lives of various citizens because of the roles that they play. Give different reasons why Social Studies are critical to any nation.Social Studies Journal Prompts