The idea of teaching environmental studies and world history in elementary grades in schools has caught up with the traditional pattern of education. This series provides basic information on environmental studies and world history at a glance. It highlights the impact of various cultures on world events. Hence, it is at once a serious study and also a light and easy-to-understand sketch of events and the environment specially produced in a very simple, informal style and language to suit the children’s needs. History is not just a set of events and the environment and society not just a collection of people, structures and natural phenomena. This book studies not just the changes in the world and our environment but also the "why" of these changes and the divine law operating behind the turns and fluctuations of events. Therefore, the facts and events are not narrated in a mechanical style but in an informal, logical, argumentative form, prompting the student to think and weigh facts for himself, thereby sharpening his ability to opine and think independently on healthy lines. The contents of this book confirm with the subject covered by the Current International Syllabus.
It must be mentioned here that the success of the book depends on the teaching techniques and the teacher’s ability to be creative and to prompt the student to think, ask and to judge events by comparison and argument. The teacher must bear in mind that the purpose of teaching Social Studies is not memorization of events and facts. The purpose is to understand human behavior, to gain an understanding of the "rights" and "wrongs" of past and present cultures and their impact on man’s welfare and the world. The student must be guided to think freely and judge the positive and negative points of various cultures.