Class Five Social Studies
THEME: LIVING TOGETHER IN OUR COUNTRY, KENYA
Social Studies is the study of people and the environment in which they live. The environment contains resources that enable people to survive. As the people live and work together, they establish systems to facilitate relationship. Social Studies therefore, provides opportunities for learners to understand their environment and participate effectively in its activities. The course aims at providing the learners with knowledge, skills, desired attitudes and values, necessary in preparing them to live appropriately in the physical and social environments.
These also enables them to live as informed, knowledgeable and participating members of their local communities, nation and the world. Social Studies provides the learners with opportunity to appreciate the changing environment in which they live and realization of own place, privileges, rights and responsibilities as citizens. The knowledge gained exposes the learner to a broad variety of opinions and lifestyles. This process therefore facilitates the formulation, affirmation or reassessment of beliefs.
Social Studies attempts to explain to the learners their relationship with other people, institutions and their environment. The learner live in a family, play in a peer group, and make decisions about how they will relate with other people. The course also provides the learners with skills for productive problems solving, decision making, assessing issues and making of balanced value judgement.
What Will I Learn?
- Understand, use and manage the immediate environment for individual and national development
- Identify, understand and respect own and other people’s culture
- Recognize and understand the need for and importance of interdependence of people and nations
- Identify and promote economic activities in the society