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17:20 Sep 10, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: social studies
Need definition of social studies in spanish

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naciencias socialesdorisy
naEstudios SocialesGeisha (Angie) Hayes
naEducación CívicaMegdalina
naSee below
naCiencias Sociales
Bruno Magne



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Ciencias Sociales

Hi, Suzie

conjunto de ciencias (sociología, economía...) que tratan del comportamiento, evolución, etc., del hombre).

It's quite succinct but it should help you.

Best of luck!
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Bruno Magne
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See below

It depends on the level. "Social studies" at an elementary/secondary school level would be "estudios sociales", meaning geography, history, a bit of knowledge of culture, etc.etc.
Good luck,

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Educación Cívica

When I went to school in Mexico we didn't have anything like Social Studies as a class. In talking to my husband who did go to school here I find that it is exactly the same as Civics and this is how you'd describe Civics class in Spanish. (Civics is just a High School word for Social Studies.) Hope this helps you out! Good luck!

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Estudios Sociales

If this is an elementary, middle or high school course then "Estudios Sociales" is the correct term.
Science Class - Clase de Ciencia
Math Class - Clase de Matemática
English Class - Clase de Inglés

...and so on. These are the normal elementary and middle school classes.

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ciencias sociales

o también estudios sociales

Ciencias sociales: áplicase a menudo a las ciencias humanas: las que, como la psicología, antropología, sociología, historia, filosofía etc. se ocupan de aspectos del hombre no estudiados en las ciencias naturales.
Ref.: Diccionario de la Lengua Española de la Real Academia Española

Ciencias Sociales:
Definición: Conjunto de ciencias que tratan de la organización y el funcionamiento de las sociedades humanas y del comportamiento de las personas como miembros de la sociedad.

Hope this helps!

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