• Welcome to Georgia Studies
    Teacher Name: Ms. Betty Coleman
    School Email Address: bcoleman@henry.k12.ga.us 
    Subjects I Teach: Social Studies 8th Grade
                                 McDonough, GA
              Welcome to Team 801


     Welcome to Georgia Studies!

    I am very excited to share my passion for history with you this year. Pearl Buck once wrote, “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” This year we will explore the beginnings of our state and the impact that Georgia and its inhabitants have had on significant events throughout our nation’s history. Please take a moment to review the syllabus. After sharing and discussing with your family, please sign below.

    With each new unit, you will receive a more specific syllabus outlining the standards, vocabulary, and assessment reminders for that unit.


    Purpose:  It is the purpose of this class to promote a broad understanding of geography, history, economics, and government, with a special emphasis on the state of Georgia.


    1.            Students will examine key events, documents, and people from U.S. history and be able to make correlations with current events.

    2.            They will conduct research and participate in group projects.

    3.            Students will also debate issues and examine current trends in Georgia and the United States.


     Course Content:  Georgia History students will cover a variety of topics including: Geography, Native Americans, Exploration, Colonization, American Revolution, Foundation of Government, Indian Removal, Civil War, Reconstruction The Depression and World Conflict, Societal and Technological Growth, and Modern Georgia.





                A=       90-100                                    Practice (HW/CW) –35%

                B=       80-89                                      Assessments (Test, Quiz, Projects) – 50%

                C=        74-79                                      Semester Exam – 15 %

                D=       70-73

                F=        below 70


    Materials to be used:  Each day, students are expected to come prepared with the following:  Binder with notebook paper, pen (blue or black ink), pencils, and composition notebook. Additional “wish list items” include hand sanitizer, tissues, and copy paper to be used for students throughout the year.


    Course Requirements:  Each day come prepared.  Please adhere to due dates and class time schedules for projects and class work assignments.  If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to check the “Make-up” folder and get the assignments. 


    Expectations:   In this class, students will be instructed will be encouraged to use historical inquiry and analysis to learn

    about pivotal events and locations from the past. Students are expected to be active participants in their learning. I have high expectations for my learners and am confident that working together we can achieve much success!


    Please visit the Department of Education’s website (www.doe.k12.ga.us) for a list of standards and additional information.



    Assessment                 50%
    Practice                        35%
    Final Exam                   15%