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Why do you believe social studies is a valuable subject that every student needs to learn?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Social Studies Teacher interview

Advice
Explain to your interviewer precisely how the information you're teaching will be influential in the lives of your students. Why is social studies a fundamental subject for your students?

Basic answer example
"By teaching students about events and people from the past, they have a better understanding of how different societies came to be, and a deeper understanding our culture in the present and the past. Social studies also will help students develop their values and think more critically about our world."
Entry Level answer example
"I believe that social studies teach a great deal of insight on diversity. When students have their minds broadened by societies and cultures outside of their own, it truly is life changing."
Experienced answer example
"Social studies is one of the pillars of knowledge that each student should come to embrace. It's the study of human society, and not many topics are more important than that."

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Why do you believe social studies is a valuable subject that every student needs to learn?
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It is important to study social sciences because they are about what it means to be human. When we better understand ourselves, we can better understand how the world works. Once we understand that, we are able to identify root causes of society's problems and find more effective solutions.
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It is important to study social sciences because they are about what it means to be human. When we better understand ourselves, we can better understand how the world works. Once we understand that, we are able to identify root causes of society's problems and find more effective solutions.
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History has shaped the world. We learn from out mistakes. By learning the foundations of society students will get a better understanding of where we came from and how we have evolved through out time.
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I believe that social studies teaches students a foundation in culture, econonmics, politics and overall social skills.
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Because it holds the successes and failures of the past.
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It gives us the political administrative tackties.
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Its our history it is our lives.
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First thing after schooling we get involved in career courses and history is valuable and studies of teenage can't be forgetted.
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Because social studies create an awareness about the planet we live in and also the incidents inventions etc so I want every students to like and love social studies as their favorite subject.

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