Carlong Social Studies Essentials for CSEC With SBA, Study Guide & Exercises And Interactive DVD

ISBN: 9789766381097

For Ages: 15-17 years

  • Mervyn Sandy

Carlong Social Studies Essentials for CSEC® With SBA, Study Guide and Exercises And Interactive DVD is a new edition of CXC Social Studies Essentials with SBA, Study Guide and Exercises that provides more comprehensive coverage of the CSEC Social Studies syllabus.

The textbook is accompanied by an exciting interactive DVD that will help students to understand better the most challenging topics. The DVD features numerous videos, games, quizzes and statistical data to enhance the students' learning experience.

The textbook and DVD help to prepare students to do well in the examination and expose them to real-life Caribbean and global examples to further concretize and clarify concepts.


Organization of the text

The textbook is organized into 3 parts.

Part 1 provides useful information for the students and teachers, with special focus on the structure of the syllabus and the examination.

Part 2 focuses on the 11 teaching topics:

Section 1 The Individual in Society

Section 2 The Family and Society

Section 3 Contemporary Issues among Individuals and Society

Section 4 Social Groups

Section 5 Institutions

Section 6 Sustainable Development and the Use of Resources

Section 7 Physical and Natural Resources

Section 8 Regional Integration

Section 9 Communication

Section 10 Consumer Affairs

Section 11 Tourism

N.B. A step-by-step task-based SBA Guide is presented over four sections (4 - 7) to help the stu.dents complete their SBA in a timely manner.

Part 3 consists of two full examination test papers that simulate the CSEC examination. These test papers provide useful practice for students as well as private candidates.

Key Features:

Objectives and Overview presented at the start of each section

Take Care notes focus on the areas of weakness to which students should pay more attention

Case Study provides various scenarios for students to respond to

Research questions direct students to additional useful information

Applying the Concepts tests students' ability to apply content or theory to real-life situations

Examination Tip provides useful information on what to look out for in the examination

SBA Guide provides detailed guidelines on how to do the SBA

Multiple Choice Questions and Essay Questions at the end of each section test students knowledge of the various topics

Varied Exercises offer practice that will engage different learners and sharpen their critical thinking skills

Two full examination practice papers simulate the CSEC examination

Comprehensive index provides easy references

Look Out For:

  • Interactive DVD that provides extra material and caters to all types of learners
  • Tips and pointers on how to do well in the examination
  • How to Write a Good Essay Guide
  • Simulated practice examination papers
  • Glossary/Index
  • SBA Checklist



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