How Georgia Got Its Shape

Using the following guide as you read and annotate this selection. Georgia’s Borders-1l06ry1 Read the passage about the creation of the borders of Georgia. Look for references in the text for things you already know (e.g., the Charter, Battle of Bloody Marsh, north Georgia’s coal deposits, etc.). Annotate the text as you read: Star (*) […]

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SS8H4 – Westward Expansion

SS8H4 Explain significant factors that affected westward expansion in Georgia between 1789 and 1840. (a) Explain reasons for the establishment of the University of Georgia, and for the westward movement of Georgia’s capitals. (b) Evaluate the impact of land policies pursued by Georgia; include the headright system, land lotteries, and the Yazoo Land Fraud. (c) […]

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SS8H3 – American Revolution

SS8H3 Analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolutionary Era. a. Explain the causes of the American Revolution as they impacted Georgia; include the French and Indian War, Proclamation of 1763, and the Stamp Act. b. Interpret the three parts of the Declaration of Independence (preamble, grievances, and declaration) and identify the three Georgia […]

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Prehistoric Cultures and Traditions

Late Prehistoric Chiefdoms http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/late-prehistoricearly-historic-chiefdoms-ca-ad-1300-1850   Answer in complete sentences on page 22 of your notebook. 1. Describe in detail the purpose and structure of a prehistoric Native American chiefdom that may have existed in early Georgia. 2. When did chiefdoms develop in early Georgia? Explain other significant changes in the culture at this time that […]

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Geography Think-Tac-Toe

Students should be finalizing their research on our standard – SS8G1 – and preparing their activities for Think-Tac-Toe. Don’t forget to make use of your notebook, the resources on this blog, and http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/ Project outline is attached here:

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SS8G1 – Geographic Understandings

  SS8G1 Describe Georgia’s geography and climate. a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres. b. Distinguish among the five geographic regions of Georgia in terms of location, climate, agriculture, and economic contribution. c. Locate key physical features of Georgia and explain their importance; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, […]

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