GED Social Studies Lessons

These Social Studies Online Video Classes will help you get ready for the GED Social Studies test. The GED® Social Studies test is 70 minutes long and there are usually 35 questions.

This section includes four major categories of which Civics & Government is 50 percent.

The other half consists of US History (20 percent), Economics (15 percent), and Geography & the World (15 percent).

Start preparing for the GED Social Studies test by clicking on one of the lessons, then follow the instructions on the screen.

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Government And Civics

The U.S. History


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The new GED Test is a pretty challenging high school equivalency exam. In fact, the passing standards are so high that some 40 percent of all high school grads would not pass on the first try. So get well prepared. In the GED Social Studies test, you will be tested on your knowledge of the US and World history, on how the American Civics and Government system functions, on how our Economy works, and on Geography.

Maybe you’ve been out of school for several years, so benefit from our free online video lessons and practice tests to get optimally prepared for the GED Social Studies test. The section Social Studies includes a wide range of subject matter and our free video lessons and practice tests address all topics that are on the GED Social Studies test. Video lessons are actually a very efficient and at times fun way to get ready for the actual exam fast. Check out also the highly effective testing strategies that we’ve developed. This is a great way to fast-track the entire GED testing process.

The GED Social Studies test is 70 minutes long and, just like in the other sections, you must attain a score of at least 145 to pass.

Successful test takers have demonstrated that they have the knowledge and skills at the level of graduating high school seniors. The GED exam includes four separate subtests (modules) that need to be passed within a two-year time frame. The four subtests are in Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts), Social Studies, Math (Mathematical Reasoning), and Science.

You need to attain at least a score of 145 (out of a possible 200) on each of the four subtests and averaging is no option. A score of 145-164 is the HSE (high school equivalency) passing score, scores in the 165-174 range indicate a College Ready level, and scores between 175 and 200 indicate GED College Ready + Credit level (up to ten hours of college credit).