The study appraised emerging issues in social studies curriculum of Junior Secondary schools (JSS) owned by Osun State government. The paper examined the opinions of students about the concepts, the level of students’ awareness and identified the methods and strategies employed in
the teaching/learning of emerging issues in Social Studies Curriculum. The sample consisted of 227 students randomly selected from 6 Local Government Areas of Osun State. The subjects were selected using systematic random sampling techniques. The research instrument used was a self-designed questionnaire titled: Students’ Appraisal of Social Studies Curriculum Questionnaire (SASSCQ). Data collection was done by the researcher. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics. Result revealed that the students were aware of the contents/ topics of emerging issues in the Social Studies curriculum and as its being implemented in all the Junior Secondary Schools. It was found that the efficacy of different methods or strategies being employed by the teachers in implementing facts and ideas in the JSS varied from one school to another. Based on the findings, it was recommended that efforts should be made by curriculum developers, government and educational agencies not to employ just any teacher rather than Social Studies experts to teach the subject.