Social Studies

Social Studies

OBJECTIVES OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Objectives are goals an individual or group aims at to get the very best of their performance. Some of the general objectives of social studies include the following: Critical thinking: Social studies teaches students about history and enables them understand how society has evolved. It also helps students develop an ability to think critically about

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NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION

National unity and integration: Nigeria is made up of many ethnic groups who rule themselves through various means based on kinship. The Hausa/Fulanis had Emirs and Sarkis as their kings, the Yorubas/Edos have Obas while the Igbos were ruled by elders and village assembly.   National unity has now brought us together as brothers and

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HONESTY

Honesty is defined as the quality of being truthful or the act of being straight forward. Attributes/Qualities of honesty Truth: an honest person does not lie, he is never biased in his discussions. Respect: an honest person respects the opinion of other people. Reliability: an honest person is dependable Obedience: an obedient person is faithful

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CITIZENSHIP

Citizenship means membership of a country, nation or state. A citizen is a legal member of wherever he comes from and has some rights, duties and obligations.

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SOCIALIZATION

Socialization is the process by which a child learns how to do things like other human beings in the society. A child is helpless and dependent on other people around him for everything therefore, as he grows, through daily contact and interactions with other human beings he learns how to do things like others in

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VALUES

Values is the actual worth of a thing in monetary terms. Values can be seen as the importance that we attach to a thing. Society values refers to the norms, standards and principles which the society expects from people living in it.   Forms of values Moral values: This has to do with conduct and

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CULTURE

Culture is the total way of life of people of a society. It includes the people’s beliefs, language, religion, artwork, dressing, dancing, greetings, technology, etc.

Culture differs and varies from place to place and a society is known by its culture. Culture grows and changes with time. The result of assimilating other people’s belief, customs and traditions through continuous contact is known as “ACCULTURATION”

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SETTLEMENT PATTERN

SETTLEMENT PATTERN

A settlement is a place with buildings where people live. Our physical environment determines the type of settlement we have in a particular area. A settlement could be a town or village or an area with many houses built by people or government.

There are two types of settlements.

Urban settlement
Rural settlement

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PEOPLE AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT

Environment is the totality of our surroundings. Both man and the resources he depends on are all found in the environment. Our environment is made up of both physical and social surroundings. Types of environment Physical environment Social environment The physical environment refers to the things that surrounds us, it is made up of both

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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STUDIES

NATURE OF SOCIAL STUDIES Social studies is an integrated subject because it draws its ingredients from other social science subjects like geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, history, etc. It helps us to understand differences in our culture and how conflict can be settled through dialogue. It helps us to understand the world, the position

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GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Global international cooperation is the coming together of different nations or countries of the world to pursue a common goal for the benefit of all. It is the collaboration of nations in politics, economic and social issues for the common good of all nations.   STRATEGIES OF GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION International Conferences: This is hen

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PERSONAL FINANCE

Personal finance means the ways an individual manages his personal money and other assets. An individual may obtain funds from the following sources: Personal savings Loans from banks Borrowing from friends and relatives Trade credit or credit facilities from suppliers   USES OF PERSONAL BUDGET A budget is an estimate of income and expenditure at

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ECONOMIC REFORM MEASURES IN NIGERIA

The Nigerian economy, over the years, has depended on oil for survival. The public organizations have not been able to live up to expectation. Government spends heavily yearly to ensure these government organizations such as NEPA, NITEL, NRC, etc are productive but they remain inefficient.   Because of this persistent poor performance, the government decided

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POPULATION

Population is the total number of people living in a particular geographical location within a given period of time. Nigeria is believed to be the most populous country in Africa with a population of about 140 million people as at 2006. China has about 1.3 billion, the highest in the world. Most countries of the

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FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

Family life education is the kind of education that provides instruction and information that helps to reduce social problems in order to enhance family social wellbeing. It is the education that helps members of the family to understand their roles, work together as a team for the progress and peaceful coexistence of the family.  

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DEREGULATION

Deregulation is the removal of government strict regulations that constrains market forces in order to allow many people to participate in public business activities. It is the reduction of government control on how businesses are done so that more people can participate. The main reason for deregulation is to allow for competition, economic growth and

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DRUG TRAFFICKING

Drugs are substances or mixtures that are consumed for the prevention or cure of ailments. Trafficking is the movement of human or objects from one place to another. Drug trafficking is the illegal transportation of drugs from one place to another for economic gains. People who transport drugs from one place to another are called

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NATIONAL SECURITY

National security is the ability of a nation to create and maintain a peaceful environment that is free from internal and external disturbances. No nation can experience true development without a relative level of national security politically and economically.   Nations of the world have their national security agencies. These agencies are responsible for ensuring

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