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This course of study is built around Contemporary's GED Social Studies; authored by Kenneth Tamarkin and Jeri W. Bayer; and published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Having this textbook at hand can be very helpful, but it is not required for a rewarding learning experience.

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Preparing for GED Social Studies

Practice Test

Take this Sample GED Social Studies Test before and after completing the lessons listed below. Then compare the results.

Scoring Chart

You can use the Scoring Chart to get a rough idea of how well you would score on the actual GED social studies test.




Unless your teacher or GED mentor instructs otherwise, you should complete these assignments according to the instructions and in the order shown on this page.

1 Comprehending Social Studies Materials
2 Applying Social Studies Concepts
3 Analyzing Social Studies Materials
4 Evaluating Social Studies Materials
5 Time, Continuity, and Change
6 Places and People
7 Power, Authority, and Governance
8 Production, Distribution, and Consumption
9 Science, Technology, and Society
10 Global Connections

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015