Social Studies

social-studies-2728876367-1522609052333.png​In Social Studies, your child will develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances. They will develop their understanding of their environment and of how it has been formed.

As your child matures, their experiences will be broadened using Scottish, British, European and wider contexts for learning. There will be a focus on the historical, social, geographic, economic and political changes that have shaped Scotland.

Your child will learn about human achievements and about how to make sense of changes in society, of conflicts and of environmental issues.

What will my child learn?

Each area of the curriculum is broken down into experiences and outcomes. These are clear and concise statements about children’s learning and progression from pre-school to S3.

Read the experiences and outcomes for social studies.

​Social studies make a significant contribution to education for citizenship, education for sustainability and enterprise education as well as having a crucial role in helping children and young people to understand their own country, the history and heritage of Scotland and the challenges it faces.

How are children and young people learning in Scotland?

Through social studies, children and young people develop their understanding of the world by learning about other people and their values, in different times, places and circumstances; they also develop their understanding of their environment and of how it has been shaped.… With greater understanding comes the opportunity and ability to influence events by exercising informed and responsible citizenship.