Welcome to Castle Learning for High School Social Studies! Review and assessment questions at this level cover five main areas: Basic Skills and Concepts of Social Studies; United States/American History; World/Global History; Government and Citizenship; and Economics.
Question types include: multiple-choice, short response, and extended response (thematic and document-based essays). Many questions include stimuli to develop analytic and critical thinking skills.
Text-based stimuli include: quotations from primary and secondary sources, headlines, outlines, and speaker discussions offering multiple points of view. Graphic-based stimuli include: maps, graphs, charts, tables, artwork and photographs, political cartoons, graphic organizers, and time lines.
Questions cover a range of Bloom’s Cognitive, Bloom’s Knowledge, and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge levels.

Click on the tabs and links below to learn more about the High School Social Studies topical areas inside Castle Learning.

These introductory topics allow students to answer questions about basic social studies knowledge, like identifying types of sources, or understanding chronology and timelines.

Basic Concepts & Skills

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From Native Americans to recent events, these topics span the history of the United States. High school questions assess leveled concepts and application of skills for college and career readiness.

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Knowledge and application of skills about civic engagement, local and national governments, global governments, elections, international organizations, and significant documents both nationally and internationally can be found here. In addition, the 100 questions on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - CIvics Test are included in the high school database.

Knowledge and application of microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and interactions with government are concepts that are assessed at the high school level.