Hey… Well, who knows what you need to know about for GED social studies better than you do? What idea is really hard to understand? What question is really difficult to answer? What do you want me to figure out and explain? Now, I’m asking you to send in all your GED social studies questions, so I can get you some answers to what you want to know. You can post a comment here, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the GED test, there are some important ideas you need to know about government and the big ideas behind government in the U.S. I was thinking about the last thing I talked about, redistricting, made me think about it. I mean, when people were using redistricting to discriminate against blacks or other minorities, other people brought it to court. The Supreme Court decided whether the people making laws were right or wrong. So, one part of the government can stop another part of the government from doing something. Continue reading
So, you know what’s on the GED test that’s fun and interesting to study? Political cartoons! Yes, there always seem to be political cartoons on the GED practice tests. They want you to look at them, understand them, and make conclusions about them. So, here’s some fun practice for GED social studies… go look at political cartoons! Continue reading
Civics means government, and now’s the time when everyone’s thinking about the government… that is, election time! The GED has questions about government and voting, so you’ve got to know it. Plus, it’s important in your life. I mean, voting’s going on right now, and it’s going to change the government and who’s got the power.
Hey, again, GED-ers. I know Curtis has been bugging me about the election stuff that’s going on… that’s one of the things on the GED… “Civics.” Continue reading
Since GED preparation is all about practice… here’s the GED Practice Question from last week. This is a geography GED question for the Social Studies test… Continue reading
It’s GED time again… and I’ve got an answer for the GED practice question from last week, about the International Date Line. Continue reading
Okay, I think the Peace Corps is pretty cool. Kinda wish I’d done something like that when I was younger, but then again, I’ve had a great time travelin’ round the U.S. Wouldn’t want to miss that! Continue reading
I found this great article by a Peace Corps volunteer who’s working in Honduras. When you want a glass of water, you probably turn on your faucet and there it is. You’re probably like me, you don’t even think about it. But this village in Honduras, they have pipes that go to a stream nearby. In the summer, they’re all dried up, and in the winter, the water’s not clean.
This is the story of the Peace Corps volunteer, Joan Heberger, trying to get a plan together to get water to the village.
Read the story, and I’ll have a GED practice question for it next week.
Here’s something I bet will be on the GED test: supply and demand. That’s because the GED social studies test isn’t just about history… it’s got charts and graphs and stuff about economics (money!) and geography (maps!). So you need to know a little bit about those things. Continue reading