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Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide is a great resource if you're preparing to take the Washington Educator Skills Tests-Endorsement (WEST-E) Social Studies exam. The lessons in this course cover all of the history, culture and government topics you might encounter on this teacher certification exam. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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What are major events and eras of U.S. and world history? How does the election process work? What are basic economic concepts? These are just some of the questions you can expect to find addressed in this study guide that will help you fully prepare for the WEST-E Social Studies exam. Lessons are presented in easily-accessible video or text formats and take only 5-10 minutes to review, making it simple to fit study time into any schedule. Take self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter exams to ensure you have a full understanding of each topic and to identify any areas in which you need further review. Use your dashboard to track your progress as you move through this course.
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Syllabus & Course Information
You can quickly review economics, history, geography and social studies teaching practices when you use this study guide. Detailed lessons discuss forms of government, American democracy, foreign and defense policy development, early to present-day U.S. history and more. Once you complete this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the fundamentals of the federal judicial system
- Name key documents in the creation of the U.S. government
- Provide details about landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases
- Discuss economic systems
- Talk about international and U.S. economic and fiscal policy
- Detail human and cultural geography, basic geography tools and how humans impact the environment
- Discuss post-WWII U.S. culture and politics
- Outline the history of Washington State
- Describe ancient to present day world history
- Explain basic social studies skills
This course is made up of 27 individual chapters broken down into 233 video and text lessons. Each lesson can be accessed at all times, from any device, and you can print lesson transcripts to create handy quick-reference tools.
WEST-E Social Studies Exam Information
Washington educators seeking an endorsement in social studies must take and pass the WEST-E Social Studies exam in order to obtain this certification. The test measures their knowledge of relevant social studies material.
- Number of Questions: 110
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2.5 hours
- Exam Cost: $155
WEST-E Social Studies Exam Breakdown
|WEST-E Social Studies Concept||Percent of WEST-E Social Studies Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|U.S. History||20%||22 questions||67|
|World History||20%||22 questions||51|
|Social Studies Concepts and Skills||16%||17 questions||18|
WEST-E Social Studies Preparation & Registration
This study guide gives you resources you can use to prepare for the WEST-E Social Studies exam. You can study important world and U.S. history events, government systems and functions, democratic principles, policy development processes, and human settlement and migration. The 24/7-accessibility of lessons allow you to review specific topics as often as needed.
You can register for this or any WEST exam by accessing the WEST website and following the online registration instructions. You will be required to make payment of the exam fees at the time of registration. After completing this registration, you can then schedule your test date and location online.
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