There are many different aspects and streams of social studies but I find particular interest in the historical and political side of things. I love learning about the reasons for war, innovation, and progress in general. When it comes to politics, I always find it interesting to explore hypothetical situations that could cause worldwide problems; such as Donald Trump getting elected as president. However, the mix of both topics, history, and politics, is what I find most engaging and learning about it will always get my gears turning. I hope to learn more about this topic that especially the political causes historical wars such as WW1 and WW2, The Revolutionary War, The War of 1812, and many other like these. I’m not really into the philosophical or economical side of social studies. The main reason why I like learning about the vast history of mankind is mainly due to how our ideas and belief have changed over time; we started off as very primal and territorial beings but we slowly opened doors new concepts such as trading and exploring new lands. From there, we focused on the arts and sciences which have changed drastically if compared to 1000, 100 or even 10 years ago. Human progress is a beautiful subject and who knows, maybe a couple decades or centuries down the road, we would colonize Mars and have the technology to travel to other galaxies. Let’s not forget politics (which wouldn’t be around if it weren’t for the ancient Greeks.) Politics is a very muddy topic that’s probably why I love it so much. My dad and I could spend hours discussing and debating our ideas and beliefs of certain parties and politicians. It was my dad who got me engaged and interested in politics; he and I are both have a very analytical personality that fuels our constant discussions. However, I have not fully understood all the aspects and terms that are involved with international politics so without my dad, I would be clueless and a very dull person to talk too. So, that’s where I am in this vast and delighting subject known as Social Studies. I hope to learn a lot this year and expand my horizons in not only history and politics but also philosophy, anthropology, and the many other branches of this subject.