Basic Terms & Concepts in Social Studies


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At its most basic, what is the focus of social studies?

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1. If we are organizing data by order of appearance in time, what form of organization are we using?

2. What is an example of periodization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Refer to this quiz/worksheet assessment if you're looking for a quick and effective way to measure how much you understand about social studies. You must be able to define relevant terms and concepts in order to complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your success on this assessment will depend on your ability to:

  • Identify the focus of social studies
  • Recognize the form of organization used when organizing data by order of appearance
  • Select an example of periodization
  • Name the type of society with a high degree of political, social and economic complexity
  • Describe the type of organization in which people defined themselves by a powerful urban center

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the most basic focus of social studies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding periodization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different forms of organization

Additional Learning

Get more details about this topic by studying the lesson titled Basic Terms & Concepts in Social Studies. You will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • How social studies is defined
  • Which form of organization we rely on today
  • Empire as a civilization type