Enrolling GED Prep Social Studies February 2021

The Learning Resource Center’s GED Preparation Course helps change lives by preparing adult students studying for the GED, working to shape their futures, to pass each subject-area exam.
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About GED Prep

This course is designed to help students achieve their best possible score by providing small classes with a highly-trained instructor; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering GED questions; practice taking GED exams; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the GED that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
The GED test is comprised of four subjects created to test students’ skills and knowledge in different topics. The four subjects are:

I. Math– Quantitative & algebraic problem solving
II. Science– Life science, physical science, earth and space science
III. Social Studies– Civics and government, U.S. history, economics, geography and
the world
IV. Reasoning Through Language Arts– Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit/understand written text

The courses are held virtually. All subjects take place over four weeks except for math, which is eight weeks.
Each subject course costs $25. Scholarships may be available based on need.

Next Course

We are currently enrolling for the next course which will focus on Social Studies. The class will begin on Tuesday, February 2, and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Thursday, February 25.

Where to Register

GED Prep


Volunteer with LRC May 12-15 at PigFest 2021

The Board of Directors of the Lakeland PigFest have officially announced that they are postponing the 2021 event. With careful consideration for the success of the event, now in its 25th year, the Board has decided to move the festival to May 14-15 at the Sun ‘N Fun Expo Campus in Lakeland.
Each year, the Learning Resource Center partners with PigFest, providing volunteers to assist. In return, LRC earns funds based on the amount of service hours that LRC staff, board members and community volunteers provide.
LRC’s gratitude overflows for the many volunteers who have dedicated their time to help fill 100+ shifts each year that inlcude duties in the judging area (ages +16), with golf cart shuttles (ages 18+ with valid driver’s license) and at the VIP Party (ages 21+).
This continues to be a great opportunity for both individuals and groups to give back in a fun way while experiencing a popular festival as well as an excellent chance for students (16+) to acquire service hours.
If you are interested in volunteering with LRC at PigFest 2021 and would like “dibs” on volunteer shifts, please email LRCpolk@gmail.com. We’ll fill you in on openings closer to the event. LRC’s shifts will take place Wednesday, May 12-Saturday, May 15, 2021. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar!
LRC PigFest Volunteers

What volunteers have to say about working with LRC at PigFest:

“I’ve been looking forward to working PigFest again, since it ended last year. I look forward to hearing from you about the available volunteer opportunities at this year’s event.” -R. Halstead
“This will be my third time volunteering, and I love doing so every time. Volunteering for an event like PigFest that brings the community together is rewarding through the smiles on guests and appreciating the hard work of local businesses. ” -J.Torres

Learning & Loving It: “I Spy” Math Card Game

Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.

LRC Learning and Loving It
LRC Learning & Loving It "I Spy" math card activity

I Spy


  • Second grade and higher
  • 2 or more players
  • Students will recognize numbers and practice addition


    One deck of playing cards

    Activity Overview

    In this game, face cards will equal 10. Aces will either be worth one or 11; decide this before you begin play.
    Goal: To use addition skills and number sense to recognize the equation that equals a specific number.
    1. Deal out all of the cards, face up, in a 13 x 4 array.
    2. Player 1 finds two cards next to each other, vertically or horizontally, to add to make a number. They do not share the two cards, just the number of their sum.
    “I spy two cards with a sum of…”
    3. Player 2 looks for the two cards that equal the sum that Player 1 named.
    4. Player 2 will take those two cards once they find them.
    5. Players will alternate, taking turns.
    6. After many turns, the array can be reformed to continue play.
    7. Players continue until there are no more equations that can be made.
    Variation: Play the game with multiplication instead of addition for advanced learners.
    “I spy two cards with a product of…”
    Check to see the video demonstration.
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