This paper, which is the result of a short research internship in the CCHS-CSIC, is an analysis on how social
sciences in Madrid’s Secondary Education are understood. Particular attention is paid to the role played by
geography. The paper takes into consideration the testimonies of teachers and other professionals from the
field of social sciences, documents and statements related to curricular standards, and some critical reviews.
Above all, some questions are posited, whose purpose is to impact in those who consider themselves part not
only of this field of study, but of education in general.