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     The National Council for Social Studies defines social studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence." The social studies is the broad study of the various fields which involve past and current human behavior and interactions, such as sociology, history, political science, economics, religion, geography, and anthropology. Generally at the elementary level the subject area focuses first on the local community and family. By middle and high school the social studies curriculum becomes more discipline-based and content-specific.