Unit 4 Test Study Guide



Last bit of notes:

University of Georgia:

Improvements in Georgia’s educational system helped the growth of the state. One of the first things the state of Georgia did after the Revolutionary War was to open a university. The state set aside a plot of land for the school, which was named the University of Georgia.

Public education for all

Abraham Baldwin wrote the plan for the University of Georgia. He thought that education was necessary for a free government. Bladwin believed that everyone should have a good education, not just the wealthy, and that government had an obligation to provide this education.

Baldwin’s ideas were new. Other colleges were private and too expensive for the average person. The University of Georgia was the first school to enroll lower-income people and, significantly, the first public university in the United Stated. The University of Georgia was founded in 1785 but did not hold its first classes until September 1801. Soon afterward, other states followed Georgia’s example and built public universities.

Georgia Capital:



▪As Georgia’s land expanded, the location of its capital city shifted.

Which direction did the capital move?


▪Why do you think the capital move westward?

The capital moved west to follow the population and settlements that were moving west post-American Revolution. It finally ended in Atlanta where the railroads came together to create a large city.

Unit 3 Test


Hey guys! Don’t forget about your Unit 3 SS8H2 Test on Tuesday! Make flashcards with your vocab words and focus on the following:

Reasons for exploration

Reasons for colonizing Georgia (not the 3 gs)

People involved in colonizing Georgia

*You will get a Study Guide Monday that is due Tuesday before we begin the test. If you do the study guide, you will succeed on the test!

Give to Griffin Campaign!


Please support the GMS Foundation and help us better serve your student!

The Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.

This year the Foundation hopes to raise enough money to purchase:

 – 58 laptops for the ELA classes

 – 2 laptop carts for teachers transport and charge the laptops

 – 52 iPad tubs for teachers to transport and charge iPads

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 – Donate to the Give 2 Griffin Annual Fund by:

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  • AR Workshop (DIY creative session) Wednesday, Sept. 12th 6:30 pm (this is limited to 30 people)
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Unit 2 Test Tomorrow


Don’t forget to complete your study brochures for your test tomorrow.

SS8G1=Georgia’s geography (Regions and Features)

SS8H1a=American Indians characteristics

First Quiz


You will have a quiz Tuesday over SS8G1 the Geography of Georgia. This is worth 70% of your grade. Look over your note sheet. We will review Monday in class.