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What GED® Test Takers Need to Study for Social Studies

Uncle Sam says to newly elected President Wilson, "Woodrow, I'm Proud of You!"

The GED® Social Studies Test is currently 50% Civics and Government. The other subjects are United States History, Economics and Geography. International test takers may have to study more because most of the content is focused on the USA. (Capitalism! Democracy! 50 States!)

If you’re not so familiar with US Civics and History (even if you are from the United States!), try studying questions for the US Citizenship Test.

First, you can test your readiness with two quizzes from The History Channel. Watch out for advertisements! Take notes of any words or questions you don’t know so you can study them later:

Once you have a list of what topics from the quiz you need to know, go to US Citizenship and Immigration Services for FREE questions, flash cards, and videos: Study Materials for the Civics Test. You can also go to and use the Search feature to access the Library of Congress catalog. If you are a self-directed learner and like to explore resources, I highly recommend browsing the Library of Congress digital collections.

Instructors should check out my previous post “Beyond the Textbook: Additional Texts for GED® Test Preparation.”

The United States 1783, Louisiana Purchase from France 1803, The Texan Annexation 1845, Oregon Country 1846, Acquired from Mexico 1848, Gadsden Purchase 1853

4 responses to “What GED® Test Takers Need to Study for Social Studies”

  1. Meagen! Thank you so much for all you do! As a new ABE/GED instructor, your research had been a tremendous help…
    I went to your sessions at VAILL 🙂
    Thanks, again, for making our job easier and more efficient!

  2. Thanks so much, Mary!! Keep up your AWESOME work as an instructor!

  3. Are you coming back to VAILL in July,

  4. Not this year. I am currently at James Madison University, though! 🙂 I do love Virginia.

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Mustard Seed Training is a team of faith-based artisans creating materials for praying with children. Our ministry is to share the love of God and neighbor.

Our group was founded in 2018 by CGS catechist and woodworker Meagen Farrell. Meagen is an author, trainer, and PhD student in the fields of adult basic education and educational technology (that’s the “Training” part!).

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