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Grade 7 Social Studies Notes Term 1

Institution: Junior Secondary

Course: Social Studies

Posted By: raphael

Document Type: DOCX

Number of Pages: 31

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• Social studies is a learning area that includes History, Geography and Citizenship
• The study of social studies provides us with career and entrepreneurial opportunities in different fields.
• Careers are occupations undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress in life
• Entrepreneurship is the activity of setting up a business or taking on financial risks with hope of making a profit

Importance of social studies for personal development and service to humanity
1. Social studies prepares learners to join various career pathways
2. Learners are able to utilise available resources to come up with entrepreneurial projects which help them meet their needs.
3. By learning political development and governance learners are exposed to different styles of leadership
4. By understanding systems of government, learners are able to make informed decisions once they take up leadership roles in future for the benefit of the community
5. The historical understanding of some prominent people in the past is key in shaping learners future
6. Social studies encourages learners to appreciate different cultures, values and traditions from national and global perspective which can be adopted in our locality
7. learners are able to integrate key aspects of the constitution such as integrity when making decision about governance
8. Learning of key aspects on democracy, rule of law, responsible citizenry helps learners living harmoniously in the society.
9. Skills and knowledge in personality, human identity and personal well being in promoting inner peace are all meant to enhance understanding of personal growth and development
10. Research skills in field work equip learners with data collection, analysis and presentation skills that will help in solving problems affecting our society

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