Book 1- Our People, Our Heritage, Our Life

Book 1- Our People, Our Heritage, Our Life

Level: Secondary

Series Title: Carib Hi-Sec: Social Studies

Subject: Social Studies

ISBN: 976 638 027 9

Pages: 184

Age Group: 11 - 13 years

Published: 1996

This is the only book that has been published in this series so far. Based on the Jamaica ROSE Curriculum, it gives detailed coverage of the topics in the first secondary year including the history, cultural heritage, social issues and problems in contemporary Jamaica. A well-written, popular text, it has been recommended by the MOEYC as an approved text. Groundwork is laid for the later development of more advanced social studies concepts. A variety of lively activities help to develop teamwork, analysis and problem-solving skills, as well as research and communication skills.


Ruby King
is a Senior Lecturer in social studies at the Institute of Education, UWI, Mona. She has written other textbooks.
Pansy Robinson
experienced educator of social studies programmes for teachers at all levels of the educational system. She served for some time as Education Officer for Social Studies in the MOE, Jamaica.
Barbara Nelson
taught at the secondary level but made her name as a journalist and researcher.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of the syllabus
  • Concepts expressed in clear language to assist understanding
  • Lively activities which lead to the development of analysis and problem-solving skills, information gathering techniques, oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with a team
  • Groundwork laid for the building of more advanced social studies concepts later

Look out For:

  • Educational games to stimulate interest
  • Enhancement material for additional motivation
    *Going Further Going Ahead
  • A variety of interesting diagrams and illustrations