Social studies is one of the most diverse elemenatary and middle school subjects. It takes into account citizenship, community, history, government, and the individual. In many ways, social studies could be combined as a reading/language arts class, because so much of the material is learned through reading, discussion, and writing.
I'm going to guess that the second part of the question is personal, and encourage you to answer it for yourself. Personally, I am pretty good at incorporating all of these things into my daily lessons.