Human are social being who normally live in a defined social structure. Children therefore require to be brought up in a way that they can fit appropriately in the mainstream of society.
Social studies entail the study of issues affecting the life of an individual in the society. This unit therefore aims at equipping the learner with appropriate knowledge, skills and change of attitudes so as to become useful members of their society and pass the same to their children.
Objectives of this unit/Module
By the end of this unit, the learner should be able to:
Define the concept of social studies, socialization, community and society
Discuss the nature and scope of social studies.
Discuss the importance of social studies
Discuss the objectives of social studies
Identify methods of teaching social studies
Develop resources suitable for teaching social studies
Describe living values and life skills for young children
Explain how living values and life skills can be developed in young children
Discuss the impact of emerging issues in ECDE
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