ACCESS 2.0 Test Prep

A. Test preparation website for ACCESS.  Click the following link:

  1. Under the “ACCESS for ELLs 2.0” box, click “Test Practice,”
  2. Then click the domain that you would like to work on (either Listening, Reading, Speaking, or Writing).
  3. Once you have completed this, click “Grades 6-8” and login to the test using the generic login information
  4. This is listed on the Login page directly above the Username and Password boxes.

B. For Listening practice:.

1. Go to Listening Quizzes for Academic Purposes

.2.  Complete any 6 quizzes

3. Don’t forget to write the name pf the quiz and the score in your Test Prep packet.

C. For additional practice, please visit the following websites:
Grammar Practice
Capitalization and Punctuation
typing club

The American Civil War Review Scavenger Hunt

The American Civil War Review Scavenger Hunt


Use the underlined sites to find the answers to the questions. Click the link after each question to locate your answer.


  1. Who was the president of the Confederate States of America? ____________________


  1. _____________________ became the first president of the American Red Cross.


  1. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on __________(date) in Washington D.C. by _____________?


  1. Union General _____________________ was responsible for burning Atlanta and then marching his troops to the sea in Savannah. His fighting technique which destroyed civilian resources and homes as well as fighting armies was known as ________________.’s_March_to_the_Sea


  1. ____________________ is best known for her role as leader of the Underground Railroad.


  1. ____________________ became famous for writing the controversial book Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’s_Cabin


  1. _____________________ was the site of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant on ____________ (date) after being cornered.


  1. This was the southern military fort that remained under federal control after the formation of the Confederate State of America? ______________________.


  1. _________________ was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.


  1. The Confederate Army first attacked the Union at Fort Sumter, which is located in what city? ___________.


  1. During the Civil War ______________________ was the capital of the United States.


  1. ___________________ near Durham, NC was the site of the last and largest surrender of the Civil War on __________ (date).
  2. 23,000 people died at ____________________, which was the single bloodiest day of fighting during the Civil War. This battle occurred on _____________ (date).


  1. The ______________________________ marked the turning point in the Civil War, where the North began winning most of the battles over the South. It occurred on _________________ (date).


  1. The Civil War was fought between the years _______________.


  1. The ___________________________ was signed by Abraham Lincoln on _________________ (date) and freed slaves in the Confederate States of America.


  1. Lincoln gave the speech known as the _________________________ on __________ (date) to honor the memory of people killed during this great battle to protect democracy.


  1. The siege of Fort Sumter by the Confederate States of America occurred on ______________ (date).


  1. The South hoped for Europe’s support during the Civil War because the South ___________________________________________________________________________________.


  1. _________________ were people in the South who wanted to withdraw from the Union.


  1. The _____________________ was a NC ironclad ship used to ram Union vessels.


  1. The ___________________________ was a ruling by the Supreme Court that black slaves were property and did not have the same rights as white citizens.


  1. The ___________________________ called for Union _________________ of southern ports in an effort to cut off food and resources and cripple the South’s economy.


  1. __________________ actually killed more men than fighting during the Civil War.


  1. NC got their nickname as the “Tar Heels” because


  1. Explain the phrase “rich man’s war & poor man’s fight.”


  1. Define the word Conscription.


  1. When was the first draft instituted in the United States (month, day, and year)?


  1. Find three ethnic groups that fought in the Civil War.


  1. What was the average of a soldier during the American Civil War?


  1. What were the oldest and youngest soldiers recorded?


  1. How many people died for the Union?


  1. How many people died for the Confederacy?


  1. What was the major cause of death in the Civil War?


  1. What were the top 5 costliest battles of the Civil War?


  1. What form of anesthetic was used for field surgery?


  1. Why is the Civil War considered the “First Modern War?” (min. 6 reasons)


  1. What was the daily amount of food a Union soldier was entitled to?


  1. At the beginning of the Civil War, how much did Privates receive in pay each month in the Union and how much did they receive in the Confederacy?


  1. Find one method of conducting field surveillance.


41 Where was Ulysses S. Grant born (City & State)?


  1. Where was Robert E. Lee born (City & State)?

Unit 5, Lesson 2: Impact of Civil War on Georgia, Georgia’s Role in the Civil War

Standard – SS8H5: The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War on Georgia.

  • Element b.: Explain Georgia’s role in the Civil War; include the Union blockade of Georgia’s coast, the Emancipation Proclamation, Chickamauga, Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Andersonville.

Use the following PowerPoint study presentation to complete your  5ws+1H graphic organizer on Unit 5, Lesson 1: Civil War Divides the Nation

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 5 Lesson 2 – The Civil War-17h7fh4

Unit 5, Lesson 1: Impact of Civil War on Georgia, Civil War Divides Our Nation

SS8H5 Analyze the impact of the Civil War on Georgia.

  • a. Explain the importance of key issues and events that led to the Civil War; include slavery, states’ rights, nullification, Compromise of 1850 and the Georgia Platform, the Dred Scott case, Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860, and the debate over secession in Georgia.

Use the following PowerPoint study presentation to complete your  5ws+1H graphic organizer on Unit 5, Lesson 1: Civil War Divides the Nation

Answer Key – Unit 5 Lesson 1 – Civil War Divides Our Nation-1sm5nha

Unit 4, Lesson 3: Georgia and the Westward Expansion, Indian Removal from Georgia

SS8H4 Explain significant factors that affected westward expansion in Georgia between 1789 and 1840.

  • d. Describe the role of William McIntosh in the removal of the Creek from Georgia.
  • e. Analyze how key people (John Ross, John Marshall, and Andrew Jackson) and events (Dahlonega Gold Rush and Worcester v. Georgia) led to the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia known as the Trail of Tears.

Use the following PowerPoint study presentation to complete your  5ws+1H graphic organizer on Unit 4, Lesson 3: Indian Removal from Georgia

Skeleton Notes – Unit 3 Lesson 5 – Indian Removal Answer Key! – Copy-1qy9a4g

Family Stories from the Trail of Tears

Personal accounts of Trail of Tears:

  1. Click on your assigned link (Your Group).

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      2. Read two accounts of Family Stories from the Trail of Tears.

      3. Answer the following questions for each account.

  1. Who did you read about?
  2. Describe their experience. (What did they see/hear?)
  3. How did they feel? How did it impact them?
  4. Based on what you read, discuss with your partner/ group how you would react/feel/respond if you were forced to move from your home walk the Trail of Tears.

Practice the Key Vocabulary

SS8H1 Flashcards | Quizlet

SS8H2: Colonial Georgia Flashcards | Quizlet

SS8H3-American Revolution Flashcards | Quizlet

SS8H4-Western Expansion & the Removal of Native Americans – Quizlet…/ss8h4-western-expansion-the-removal-of-native-americans-flash…

Unit 4: Georgia and Westward Expansion – Land Policies Webquest


  1. You will be visiting different websites in order to research questions given below.
  2. Record your answers on the worksheet provided to you in the class or you may print it by clicking on the link below.

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Part 1: Headright System

  1. What was the purpose of the Georgia Headright System?
  2. Who had rights to this land and how much could they receive?
  3. Why was the headright system implemented?
  4. Timeline:
    Who was allowed to give land in 1777?
  5. What is changed to this system in 1780?
  6. What is marked in 1783?
  7. How do they establish order in 1785?
  8. Who does Georgia agree to sell land to in December of 1789?
  9. What happened on January 7, 1795?
  10. February 18, 1796?
  11. February 21, 1796?
  12. May 11, 1803?

Part 2: The Yazoo Land Fraud

Answer the following questions using the link(s) provided:

  1. What were the names of the Yazoo land companies?

  1. How far west did Georgia’s boundaries extend in 1795?
  2. What was the reasoning behind wanting to move the Native Americans from this western area?
  3. How did the land companies manage to buy land at such cheap prices?
  4. Describe how the land companies were able to make huge profits off the land?
  5. How did many Georgians react when they discovered the fraud?
  6. Describe the actions in 1796.
  7. How did the event end up in the United States Supreme Court?
  8. How did the scandal finally end?

Part 3: Land Lotteries

  1. Prior to the American Revolution, what group held political and economic power in the South?
  2. How did the role of political and economic power change after the Revolution?
  3. What was the source of the land that was distributed in the land lotteries?
  4. Who was eligible to receive land? How much did they pay for the land?
  5. Describe how the lottery worked.
  6. What gave participants more opportunities to be selected to receive land?
  7. What is the Compact of 1802?
  8. How did the use frontier land change after the land lotteries? Why?
  9. How did the land lottery change the role of the common man?

Unit 4: Georgia and the Westward Expansion

Unit 4, Lesson 2: Land Policies

SS8H4: The student will explain significant factors that affected westward expansion of Georgia between 1789 and 1840.

  • Element b. Evaluate the impact of land policies pursued by Georgia; include the headright system, land lotteries, and the Yazoo Land Fraud.

Use the following PowerPoint study presentation to complete your  5ws+1H graphic organizer on Unit 4, Lesson 2: Land Policies

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 4 Lesson 2 – Land Policies-12gglkp