GED Social Studies: Civics & Government, US History, Economics, Geography & World

  • Course type: Self-paced
  • Available Lessons: 40
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
  • Eligible for Certificate: Yes

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  • GED Social Studies: Civics & Government, US History, Economics, Geography & World Practice Test

Course Summary

Get 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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7 chapters in GED Social Studies: Civics & Government, US History, Economics, Geography & World

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Ch 3. GED Social Studies: Analysis Skills {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207367].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Analyzing Historical Documents & Images Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207369].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207369].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Identifying Cause & Effect in Historical Documents Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207371].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207371].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54605].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[54605].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44399].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44399].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. GED Social Studies: Writing Skills {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207373].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Collecting Essay Evidence in the GED Writing Segment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207301].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207301].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Organize an Essay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1323].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Write a Great Essay Quickly Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1366].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 5. GED Social Studies: Math Skills {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207375].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19155].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19155].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16174].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16174].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 6. GED Social Studies: Major American Historical Events {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[207377].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1398].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1398].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Articles of Confederation: Strengths & Weaknesses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3621].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3621].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - U.S. Constitutional Amendments: Definition, Summary & Order Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[160529].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[160529].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - American Civil War: Facts, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207379].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207379].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - World War I: Causes, Characteristics & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42874].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42874].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - World War II: Summary, Effects & Participants Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207381].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[207381].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - What Are Jim Crow Laws? - Definition, Examples & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4493].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4493].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - The Origins of Civil Rights: History & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16115].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16115].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8562].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8562].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15936].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15936].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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