relationship of history to other social studies?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    History should be able to tell us where we came from and how we arrived here, in these situations, and with our present understandings. If history did all that, then we would be well prepared to make policies and judgements, and to move forward as a community.

    Good history provides a good basis for political economy, for sociology, social psychology, anthropology, archeology and law. All such studies require a clear understanding of trends in human experience; of the way the species handled its decisions and especially its mistakes, and the future of its aspirations, hopes, doubts and fears.

    Unfortunately, history is not a science. It depends on the perceptions and interpretations of human beings, some of whom may have points to prove or prejudices to support, or perhaps just hold mistaken views of life. What actually happened in the past is not known for certain. Even the people who were there and recorded their observations were mere human beings; not cameras or video machines. All we have to go on are accounts from other people and many of them will conflict with each other.

    So, history is the basis for understanding the human condition but it is not 100 per cent reliable and cannot provide a scientific or even a perfectly logical base for other social studies. In this sense, history is a disappointment and historians among the least convincing academics over many issues and events from the past.

    But history is all we have and the proper search is for good, reasonable, and understandable interpretations of what people say happened and of the physical evidence that can be amassed from investigations.

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  • 1 decade ago

    History is the culmination of social studies. All the other branches of social studies (sociology, religion, psychology, literature, philosophy, etc. etc.) all are addressed in great depth in significant historical studies. To study history is to have a basic understanding of all of social studies, as well as an understanding of mankind.

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  • elyon
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    They say that if you do not know history then you are doomed to repeat it. I'm not sure of all that, but history, in my humble opinion, is connected to all areas of social studies. The very words "social" and "study" relate to people and finding out more about them. Does this not facillitate looking long and hard at our past and present values, habits, needs, etc.???

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  • robak
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    I feel that the proper reply is B. It is B since even though the nation operates independently , it's not a unfastened and impartial nation , as an alternative it's below the course and defense of the nation which truthfully owns it . Final Answer B

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  • bijjee
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    all other subjects are to be known from their birth and to know a subject from it's birth we need to know it's history

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