Presentation on theme: "The People of Social Studies Can you think of a few historians?"— Presentation transcript:
The People of Social Studies Can you think of a few historians?
Political Scientist – Person who studies governments and their relationships People of Social Studies
Anthropologist Anthropologists - examine, analyze, report on, and compare different cultures and how they grow, develop, and interact. How people live offers insights into modern life and how significantly (or, more often, how little) we have changed and how similar we are in our basic systems of interaction.
Archaeologist Archaeologists - study artifacts of the near and distant past to develop a picture of how people lived in earlier cultures and societies. Many in the profession are also involved in the preservation of archaeological sites.
Economist Economists study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery, to produce goods and services. They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on a wide variety of issues, including energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes, and employment levels, among others.
Geographer A geographer studies locations and spaces to learn more about the world. A physical geographer studies the surface of the Earth and natural phenomena. They look at topics like terrain, the distribution of water, climate patterns, ecosystems, and the relationships between living organisms.
Sources in Social studies Primary Source – Came from the time in which the person was living Examples: Diary, journal, autobiography Ex. A book about Adolf Hitler written in 1940. Ex. A former presidents personal diary
Secondary Source A book or material written by someone not in that time period. Example: Biography Ex. Mr. G. writing a book about Adolf Hitler
Types of Maps Activity: On a piece of paper draw a map of New York State
Political Map Shows boarders and capitals as well as major cities
Topographic Map Shows landforms and physical features of an area
Cartogram Map Shows the size of a country or area based upon what is being measured Roughly speaking, on a map like this, the sizes of the countries of the world are in proportion to their actual sizes on the surface of the planet and their shapes are the same as their actual shapes
Cartogram Map In this map the sizes of countries are proportional not to their actual landmass but instead to the number of people living there; a country with 20 million people, for instance, appears twice as large as a country with 10 million.