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- Available Lessons: 351
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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About This Course
This course covers the topics found on the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Middle Grades Social Science exam. Let us help you review the concepts you need to know to meet state standards for teaching middle grades social science in Georgia. Our comprehensive study guide makes it easy and fun to learn material found on the exam, such as:
- The American Revolution
- The American Civil War and Reconstruction
- American Imperialism
- The Great Depression
- World War II
- The Cold War
- Contemporary America
- American government
- Political parties in the U.S.
- Congressional and presidential elections
- Latin American, Canadian, European, Australian, Asian and African history
About the Exam
The GACE exams are designed to ensure that Georgia public school educators meet state and national preparation standards, and are qualified to comply with Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). The GACE Middle Grades Social Science exam is administered only during certain testing windows and for only part of the year. Be sure to check the GACE website for available testing dates.
Preparing and Registering for the GACE Middle Grades Social Science Exam
This study guide will familiarize you with the subject matter included on the GACE Middle Grades Social Science exam. Use our video lessons to brush up on topics that you learned long ago, or use them to learn something new. We'll go over all of the American history topics you'll need to know, from the American Revolution to modern day politics. We'll also cover world history, including European, Asian and African history. Self-assessment quizzes included at the end of each lesson will not only help you ensure that you have a firm grasp on the material, but they'll give you an idea of the types of questions you'll encounter on the GACE exam.
You may register for the GACE exam by phone or online; registration requires you to create accounts on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) website and the GACE website. It is very important that you use your full legal name when registering. Typically, you can choose your test date from amongst 4-5 weeklong testing windows each year. You'll need to complete your registration at least two full days before your desired test date, but you may consider registering earlier since seating is limited. Since the test is administered at various times throughout the day, you'll also be able to choose a start time. Your score will automatically be sent to the GaPSC, but you can select up to three additional score recipients. Once you finish your registration, you'll need to print an admission ticket which you'll bring, along with an acceptable form of ID, on test day.
Scoring the GACE Middle Grades Social Science Exam
Your test results will be based on a scale of 100 to 300; a score of 220 means you have passed at the induction level, while a score of 250 means you have passed at the professional level. Your score will be reported to you, the GaSPC and any other recipients that you designated at the time of your registration. You may access your score via your ETS GACE account. Upon completion of the exam, you can immediately view your unofficial test score.
The United States and Georgia: Historical, Geographic, Economic and Civic Understanding
Percentage of total questions: 50%
Time to complete: 1 hour
Exam topics covered: Prominent places in the U.S.; the geography of North America; American discovery, revolution and expansion, American and world wars, major eras of American history; U.S. and world developments throughout history; geography, history and the government of Georgia
What you'll learn: We'll go over European colonies in North America, the American Revolution, the Virginia Dynasty, Jacksonian democracy, Antebellum America, Manifest Destiny, the American Civil War, industrialization and urbanization, Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, American imperialism, the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, World War II, political activism, America in the 1970s, the rise of political conservatism, contemporary America and the history of Georgia.
Government and Economics
Percentage of total questions: 20%
Time to complete: 24 minutes
Exam topics covered: Citizen participation in various types of political systems, power distribution in various governmental systems, the four basic economic systems and basic economic concepts
What you'll learn: This comprehensive study guide covers the basics of government, the federal judicial system, the role of Congress, the role of the president, political parties in the U.S. and economics.
Percentage of total questions: 30%
Time to complete: 36 minutes
Exam topics covered: Physical and human geography of world regions, history and contemporary issues of Latin America and Canada, world exploration and colonization
What you'll learn: Our study guide includes lessons on Latin American, Canadian, European, Australian, African and Asian history.
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