Preface: A Word to the Reader.
1. Why Study Social Studies?
The Twentieth Century Around the World.
Water and Land.
The Physical Movement of the Earth and Its Effects.
The Basic Premises.
The History of Economics.
Government Involvement in Economics.
Consumer Choices Related to Needs and Wants.
Entrepreneurs and wage-earners.
Supply and Demand.
The Purpose of Government.
Values of American Democracy.
The U.S. Constitution.
State and Local Government in the United States.
The United States in the World.
A Final Word.
General Resources for the Teacher.