3 Strategies To Help Students Understand Social Studies Readings on the GED® Test

The Social Studies GED® test includes primary source readings that students must read and interpret. Primary sources are an original source of information recorded at the time an event occurred, such as first-hand accounts of events, speeches, historical documents, letters and photographs.

Reading primary sources allows students to think like a historian and see connections between the past and present. These activities encourage the development of valuable higher-order thinking skills. Please click here to finish reading this article on our InSession blog.