Bedoeld voor gebruik in tweetalig onderwijs: Engelse vertaling van Thema's Maatschappijleer voor VWO. Social studies as a HAVO and VWO subject aims to prepare you for participation in Dutch society. You will actively learn about and reflect on the following four features of our society: The Netherlands as 1. A rule of law, 2. A parliamentary democracy, 3. A pluralist society and 4. A welfare state. The first theme in the course material is : What is Social Studies? Each chapter has the same setup: a short introduction, which sketches a situation, poses a question or makes a comparison, the study material, which is always based on a subquestion, a final column with a special source article. There is a detailed list of terms at the end of each theme.