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Social Studies Preparation for the GED® Test


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  • 16
    Lessons
  • 31
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

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:

  1. Enroll in a GED® Preparation course (such as this one)
  2. Purchase all recommended GED® Preparation books and materials
  3. Study all course materials
  4. Take all practice tests in the course and book materials
  5. After you have mastered all material and passed all tests, you must sign up for the state-administered GED® test
  6. Take the GED® test in person approved by both your state and the American Council on Education with a proctor
  7. If you pass the state-administered GED® test, the state will issue you a high school equivalency diploma

*GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education and may not be used without permission. The GED® and GED Testing Service®® brands are administered by GED Testing Service® LLC under license. THIS WORK IS NOT AUTHORIZED, ENDORSED, OR LICENSED BY AMERICAN COUNSEL ON EDUCATION OR GED Testing Service®, AND ANY REFERENCE TO "GED®" IN THE TITLE OR BODY OF THIS WORK IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO IMPLY AN AFFILIATION WITH, OR SPONSORSHIP BY, GED Testing Service® OR ANY STATE OR ENTITY AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE GED® BRANDED GOODS OR SERVICES.

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Course Lessons

The Social Studies Test: Reading Information

This lesson will highlight and summarize the social studies' section and present strategies on how to read and answer test questions. 8 Total Points
  • Complete: How to Read Social Studies Questions Quiz

The Social Studies Test: Reading Tables, Graphs, Maps and Political Cartoons

This lesson will focus on how to read and answer questions dealing with information in tables, graphs, maps, and political cartoons. 9 Total Points
  • Complete: Reading Tables, Graphs, Maps and Political Cartoons Quiz

World History, Part 1

Lesson material will review topics of Early Humanity and Civilizations. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: World History Assignment 1
  • Complete: World History, Part 1 Quiz

World History, Part 2

Lesson material will include topics involving the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, The Reformation and The Age of Enlightenment 35 Total Points
  • Complete: World History Assignment 2
  • Complete: World History, Part 2 Quiz

World History, Part 3

Lesson material will include topics involving the French Revolution, Central America, Eastern Europe, The Industrial Revolution, and World War 1. 34 Total Points
  • Complete: World History Assignment 3
  • Complete: World History, Part 3 Quiz

World History, Part 4

Lesson material will include topics involving the Russian Revolution and the Rise of Communism, Relationships between India and Pakistan , and the world impact of technology. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: World History Assignment 4
  • Complete: World History, Part 4 Quiz

US History, Part 1

Lesson material will include topics involving the beginning of the formation of the United States, the formation of the American Government, the development of the Declaration of Independence. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: US History Assignment 1
  • Complete: US History, Part 1 Quiz

US History, Part 2

Lesson material will include topics involving the beginning of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the impact of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: US History Assignment 2
  • Complete: US History, Part 2 Quiz

US History, Part 3

Lesson material will include topics involving the United States as a World Power, U.S. role in World War 1, the Suffrage Movement, the Roaring Twenties and the Stock Market Crash, and the New Deal. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: US History Assignment 3
  • Complete: US History, Part 3 Quiz

US History, Part 4

Lesson material will include topics involving the United States in World War 11, The Korean Conflict, and the Eisenhower presidency. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: US History Assignment 4
  • Complete: US History, Part 4 Quiz

US History, Part 5

Lesson material will include topics involving the Kennedy presidency, The Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, and the end of the Twentieth Century 35 Total Points
  • Complete: US History Assignment 5
  • Complete: US History, Part 5 Quiz

Civics and Government, Part 1

Lesson material will include topics involving types of Political Systems, The United States Federal Government, the system of checks and balances, and the process of amending the Constitution. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: Civics and Government Assignment 1
  • Complete: Civics and Government, Part 1 Quiz

Civics and Government, Part 2

Just as the United States has a federal, or national, government, each state has their own government as well. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: Civics and Government Assignment 2
  • Complete: Civics and Government, Part 2 Quiz

Economics, Part 1

Lesson material will include topics involving the factors of production, economics and governments, supply and demand, imports and exports, and inflation. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: Economics Assignment 1
  • Complete: Economics, Part 1 Quiz

Economics, Part 2

Lesson material will include topics involving the factors involved in economic growth, money and monetary policy, government and fiscal policy, and the American consumer. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: Economics Assignment 2
  • Complete: Economics, Part 2 Quiz

Geography

Lesson material will include topics involving mapping, latitude and longitude, time zones, topography, climate and population distribution. 168 Total Points
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Geography Assignment
  • Complete: Geography Quiz
  • Complete Exam: Social Studies Final Test
639
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • The Social Studies Test: Reading Information
  • The Social Studies Test: Reading Tables, Graphs, Maps and Political Cartoons
  • World History, Part 1
  • World History, Part 2
  • World History, Part 3
  • World History, Part 4
  • US History, Part 1
  • US History, Part 2
  • US History, Part 3
  • US History, Part 4
  • US History, Part 5
  • Civics and Government, Part 1
  • Civics and Government, Part 2
  • Economics, Part 1
  • Economics, Part 2
  • Geograph, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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