E T S Praxis Series

Middle School Social Studies (0089)

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Topics Covered

Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.

Current section: VI. Short Content Essays

VI. Short Content Essays

The three equally weighted short-answer/essay questions are designed to test knowledge of history and social studies and the ability to define and clarify issues, judge information and draw conclusions.

In most cases, questions ask examinees to utilize these abilities in demonstrating an understanding of stimulus materials such as maps, graphs, charts, tables, cartoons, diagrams, quotations, or excerpts from documents.

Each of the three questions in the test will have both a history and a social studies component.

The three questions will be divided as follows:

  1. United States History, related to Government/Civics
  2. World History, related to Geography
  3. United States History, related to Economics or Government/Civics
  4. World History, related to Economics or Government/Civics

OR:

  1. United States History, related to Government/Civics
  2. World History, related to Geography
  3. United States History, related to Economics or Geography

OR:

  1. United States History, related to Government/Civics
  2. World History, related to Geography
  3. World History, related to Economics or Government/Civics