The Britannica Guide to the Social Sciences Series


The social sciences are disciplines that examine human behavior, culture, and society using scientific methodology in both research and analysis. This series explores the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and historiography. The history, development, major figures, and significance of each field are fully explained, providing students the opportunity to dive deeper into topics that are touched upon in their general social studies courses.  Aligns with social studies standards.  Britannica content and treatment makes subjects come to vivid life. Far from being dry accounts of these fields, the texts are bursting with the eventful lives of the pioneers in these fields and their intriguing theories, transformative discoveries, and the impactful implications of their work and meets a need for upper grade, at-level, high-page count content relating to the social sciences.

Number of Titles:  6

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Guided Reading Level: Z

Lexile Level: 1310-1390

ISBN:  9781625134264 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2016

The text in each book of this series goes into great depth about the subject, including the history of the topic, notable people and concepts, and various fields within each area of study. An extensive bibliography divided into clear sections related to topics in the book follows, providing readers with many books to find further information about the topic. Recommended – School Library Connection

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