As one section of the GED test, Social Studies encompasses a wide array of topics that deal with people and how they live in the world. A general understanding and appreciation of a few subjects is all that is necessary to succeed on the test.
This course will prepare you to take the Social Studies section of the GED with confidence. You will read about the essentials you need to know to have a basic understanding of the main topics, and you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge through practice questions along the way.
A major portion of the Social Studies test will include knowledge of both world and United States history. You will trace the history of the world from the earliest knowledge we have of humanity and continue through early civilizations and empires, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, World Wars I and II, and even how technology is shaping our future. Similarly, you will review American history beginning with the original colonies and continuing with the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, Suffrage, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Kennedy Years, the Vietnam War, and major events of the twentieth century. Your review will also include a study of the U.S. government and how it works; economics and the basic principles therein; and geography, including mapping, climate, and populations.
This course is a preparation course only. You cannot take the GED® test online. UniversalClass does not administer state-sanctioned GED® tests.
We recommend the following steps to pass the official, state-administered, GED® test:
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