This article has two aims. Firstly, inquiring the characteristic of the design of social studies lessons for foreign school children in Japan through the analysis of their textbooks. Secondly, inquiring the issue of the design and teaching perspective through the results of analysis above. Results of analyzing four publishing textbooks, they are classified into three types: 1) The type of understanding host culture, 2) The type of using their mother culture, and 3) The type of mutual understanding. Mostly are classified as type 1), then as type 2). The background of these results, it is implicated that the lessons of social studies for foreign school children are formed as compensatory education. However it has a possibility forming assimilative education. We will need to the theory forming integral education of social studies.