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Course SummaryGet a handle on the history, geography, economics, and civics areas of the GED Social Studies test with the help of this course. Prepare for this test by reviewing engaging lessons and completing challenging social studies lesson quizzes that give you all the prep you need.
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Prepare to pass the new GED Social Studies test through this course in history, geography, economics and civics. Watch our series of brief video presentations to learn about prominent historical figures, ranging from Socrates, Plato and Julius Caesar to Martin Luther, Karl Marx and Mohandas Gandhi. You also can explore major historical events, including the 100 Years War, the Civil War, and World Wars I and II, and significant inventions, like the compass and the printing press.
In addition to videos, our lessons include written transcripts and short self-assessment quizzes, all of which were developed by our team of experienced and knowledgeable social studies teachers.
|World History||Study periods in history ranging from ancient history to 20th century world history. Some of the topics covered include the invention of writing, ancient Greek art and architecture, the birth of Hellenism and the fall of Rome.|
|Ancient History||Take a look at the Neolithic agricultural revolution, the Great Flood, how cities were invented, the history of money, how religion developed and the creation of law.|
|Ancient Greece||Learn about topics that include the Greek epics, Greek myth, the history of Sparta, Greek theatre, Socrates, Plato and Alexander the Great.|
|Ancient Rome||Explore ancient Rome to learn about Roman religion, Julius Caesar, Christianity's roots and the fall of Rome.|
|The Dark Ages||Examine this period with a look at the feudal system, the birth of Islam, the Crusades, the Vikings, the Magna Carta, the 100 Years War and the black death.|
|The Renaissance||Discover the Renaissance through learning about the birth of Parliament, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, the invention of the printing press, the introduction of the compass, gunpowder in the west, explorers from Spain and Portugal, Martin Luther, Henry VIII and Shakespeare.|
|The Reformation and Enlightenment||Study topics that include religious warfare in Europe, the 80 Years War, the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, Karl Marx, the House of Bourbon and the Hapsburg Dynasty.|
|20th Century World History||Take a look at World War I, the rise of communism, World War II and Adolf Hitler, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Cold War, Mohandas Gandhi and NASA.|
|National History||Take a look at the presidents of the United States, from Washington to Obama. Also, study important aspects of U.S. history, starting with the Native Americans and the 13 Colonies to the westward expansion and the Civil War to the World Wars and modern day conflicts.|
|Civics and Government||Learn about the U.S. government and related systems, including types of political systems, the branches of the U.S. government, the electoral process and U.S. citizenship.|
|Economics||Study economic systems and productivity within economies. Learn about economic scarcity and the function of choice, the production possibilities model, the law of downward sloping demand curve, the Federal Reserve, calculating the time value of money and how banks borrow money.|
|Geography||Take a look at geography topics, such as map projection, types of maps, time zones, topography, climates, population distribution and demographics and factors affecting population distribution.|
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