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    Welcome To Georgia Studies 2018 8H!

    In 8th grade, learners will study Georgia’s geography, history, government, and economics.  Learners will complete an in-depth study of the geography of Georgia.  Learners will become familiar with Georgia’s historical people and events, and explore the role of government, agriculture, business, and activism in Georgia’s past and present. Through this study of Georgia’s past accomplishments, present situations, and future possibilities students will develop positive attitudes for citizenship.  Learners will also gain a deeper understanding of American history through the study of Georgia.  

     Eighth graders will learn how to become independent decision makers, through our county Social Studies Vision.  The expectation is for our learners to READ LIKE AN HISTORIAN, where they will read a variety of sources to make inferences and gather information, INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE SOURCES, where learners will look at primary sources (articles, government legislation, images, political cartoons, videos, databases, etc…) and other sources to research multiple perspectives of events and Tim periods in history, and the will then DECIDE AND WRITE, where they will be able to explain, describe, and evaluate history and government.

     

                                                           GA STUDIES CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

    Unit 1: Georgia's Geography and Economic Growth

    Unit 2: Early Exploration of Georgia

    Unit 3: Colonial Georgia

    Unit 4: Revolution to Independence

    Unit 5: Foundations of Georgia’s Government

    Unit 6:Statehood and Westward Expansion in Georgia

    Unit 7: The Civil War in Georgia

    Unit 8: Reconstruction

    Unit 9: Georgia and the Long Civil Rights Movement

    Unit 10: The New South

    Unit 11: Georgia through Conflict

    Unit 12: Local Government and Juvenile Justice in Georgia

    Unit 13: Personal Finance

    Unit 14: Milestone Review (Review Standards)

    Unit 15: End of Year (reteach standards and enrich learning)

     

     

    The HCS Teaching and Learning Standards and Progressions for Grade 8 are written with the core knowledge to be mastered integrated with the science and engineering practices need to engage in scientific inquiry and engineering design. Crosscutting concepts are used to make connections across different social studies disciplines.

     

    Eighth graders will learn how to become independent decision makers, through our county Social Studies Vision.  The expectation is for our learners to READ LIKE AN HISTORIAN, where they will read a variety of sources to make inferences and gather information, INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE SOURCES, where learners will look at primary sources (articles, government legislation, images, political cartoons, videos, databases, etc…) and other sources to research multiple perspectives of events and Tim periods in history, and the will then DECIDE AND WRITE, where they will be able to explain, describe, and evaluate history and government.