GED Social Studies Study Guide

These free GED online Social Studies lessons will help you get all set for GED® Social Studies subtest in a relatively short period of time. Video lessons are known to be highly effective.

There are four GED modules (subtests) that cover the fields of Social Studies, Math, Language, and Science. Here, we’ll address Social Studies.

All four GED modules are scored on a 100 – 200 scale and the minimally required score on each module is 145.

In this GED Social Studies course, you’ll get familiar with the topics that are on the GED Social Studies subtest: U.S. History, World History, Civics & Government, Geography, and Economics.

Government And Civics

All through this course, a teacher will be providing step-by-step information and there are small quizzes to check your knowledge on the addressed topics along the way. All of these video lessons include transcripts and small quizzes to test your knowledge.

The GED Social Studies subtest includes usually 35 questions and you are allowed 70 minutes to complete this module.

What’s on the GED Social Studies test?

There are four main categories and Civics & Government makes up 50 percent of the test. The other 50 percent comprises of U.S. History for 20 percent; Economics for 15 percent; and Geography & World History for the remaining 15 percent.

The GED Social Studies subtest will assess your knowledge of how the U.S. system of Civics & Government functions; your knowledge of U.S. and World History; how the economy works; and what you know about Geography. Many questions include concepts, examples, and evidence from the world that surrounds us and are displayed visuals such as charts.

Many GED applicants haven’t seen a school environment for quite a few years and often they find getting back into a classroom setting pretty hard. These individuals may very well benefit from these online GED video lessons and GED practice tests that are available here at no charge. Our resources are wonderful support tools to become perfectly prepared to sit for the GED Social Studies subtest with confidence.

All four GED subtests are pretty challenging and if you want to earn your high school equivalency (HSE) diploma, just make sure to get properly prepared. The passing score is actually so high that more than 40 percent of graduating high school students would not be able to pass the tests on their first try. So make sure you’ll be optimally prepared.

Research has indicated that video lessons are highly efficient. This way of learning may, at times, also be a bit of fun and they’ll get you all set for the real thing very fast.

We have also developed a few highly effective test-taking strategies to help you answer all of the questions correctly in a timely manner. These video lessons are actually a good help to fast-track your entire GED preparation process. They will help you improve your reading skills and let you understand the GED Social Studies questions faster, easier, and better. These video lessons may also great for students preparing for the ACT and SAT tests.

Successful GED test-takers have demonstrated to master knowledge and skills at a level that compares to that of high school seniors upon graduation.

The GED exam comes with four independent subtests or modules that must be passed, in most states, within a time frame of two years. The four testing fields are Social Studies, Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, and Science. Language Arts has combined Reading and Writing.

As said above, the GED Social Studies subtest comes with some 35 questions that must be completed within 70 minutes.

Scoring on the four GED modules takes place on a scale that goes from 100 to 200.
100-144 is the below-passing score
145-164 is the HSE (high school equivalency) passing score
165-174 is the college-ready passing score
175-200 is the college-ready + credit passing score

Who developed these GED Social Studies lessons?

These online GED Social Studies video lessons and practice tests are generously provided by Covcel GED Prep, a premium course that allowed us to use almost 120 of their GED video lessons and GED practice tests. The Covcel lessons were developed by experienced tutors and Ph.D. graduates from major universities and colleges. To learn more about the Covcel GED Prep course, click here.

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