Modern Georgia Scrapbook Activity.

The following links contain the Modern History Scrapbook Activity instructions and  Information – Notes Sheet, as well as links to the technology presentation project options that students can use to complete the project requirements.  This project will help students to demonstrate mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards (SS8H10, SS8H11, and SS8H12), while also further enriching their knowledge of events that are not specifically contained in the GPS.  Students will create a scrapbook, including pictures and descriptive captions, which will be graded as a summative assessment.  Final projects will be presented and shared with the class on the following dates:

  • UPDATED DATE: All projects due on Thursday, May 12.

PowerPoint: Modern Georgia Scrapbook Activity Instructions

PDF: Modern Georgia Scrapbook Activity Instructions

Modern GA Scrapbook Activity Research Information Sheet

Group Activity Contract – Modern Georgia Scrapbook Activity

GA Milestones Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents

The following link contains the 8th Grade GA Milestones Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents.  This document, which is available from the Georgia Department of Education website, provides students and parents with information about the upcoming GA Milestones End of Grade Assessment and practice test questions.  Students can use this resource (p. 178-214) to help prepare for the Georgia Studies (S.S.) GA Milestones Assessment, which will be administered on Tuesday, April 19.

8th Grade GA Milestones Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents

Additional GA Milestones Study/Resource Guides can be found at: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

Georgia Milestones PowerPoint Review Notes Activity and Skeleton Notes.

The following links contain PowerPoint and PDF versions of the Georgia Milestones PowerPoint Review Notes Activity and the corresponding Skeleton Notes Packets that students will complete from Tuesday, March 29 – Tuesday, April 12.  Students will be asked to complete the Skeleton Notes Packet as the class reads, discusses the information, and asks/answers questions about each of the GA Studies units (Units 1-9).   The Georgia Milestones Skeleton Notes Packet needs to be completed by the end of class on Tuesday, April 12, and will be checked/graded as a Classwork/Accuracy grade.  Students will then be asked to study their completed/corrected Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Review Packet and completed Skeleton Notes Packet in preparation for the upcoming GA Studies Georgia Milestones Test.

PowerPoint Version:

PowerPoint Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes – Answer Key!

PDF Version:

PowerPoint Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes

Skeleton Notes – Milestones Review Notes – Answer Key!

Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Review Activity.

The following links contain the Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Review Activity packets that students will complete on Thursday, March 24 – Monday, March 28.  Students are asked to complete each of the answers they know and highlight each of the “blanks” for any answers that they do not remember.  Students will then be asked to look up/correct each of the answers that they did not know so that they can use these packets as a Georgia Milestones Study Guide.  Each of these sheets need to be completed, highlighted, and corrected by the end of class on Monday, March 28.

PDF – Milestones Review Word Wall Sheet

Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Assessments:

Unit 1 Almost There – Geography of Georgia-Georgia’s Beginnings Unit Test – Study Guide

Unit 2 Almost There – Exploration and Georgia Colonization Unit Test – Study Guide

Unit 3 Almost There – Revolution, Statehood, and Westward Expansion – Study Guide

Unit 4 Almost There – Civil War and Reconstruction – Study Guide

Unit 5 Almost There – The New South – Study Guide

Unit 6 Almost There – Early 20th Century GA – Study Guide

Unit 7 Almost There – Modern Georgia and Civil Rights – Study Guide

Unit 8 Almost There – Government – Study Guide

Unit 9 Almost There – Personal Finance – Study Guide

Georgia Milestones “Almost There” Assessment Answer Keys!:

Unit 1 Almost There – Geography of Georgia-Georgia’s Beginnings Unit Test – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 2 Almost There – Exploration and Georgia Colonization Unit Test – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 3 Almost There – Revolution, Statehood, and Westward Expansion – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 4 Almost There – Civil War and Reconstruction – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 5 Almost There – The New South – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 6 Almost There – Early 20th Century GA – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 7 Almost There – Modern Georgia and Civil Rights – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 8 Almost There – Government – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 9 Almost There – Personal Finance – Study Guide Answer Key!

Unit 9: Personal Finance “Almost There”/Study Guide.

The following link contains the “Almost There” Formative Assessment that was completed by students on Monday, March 21.  The “Almost There” was intended to allow students and teachers to see what information students have mastered and the information that students need to continue to work on and study.  The completed/corrected “Almost There” can also be used by students as a study guide for the upcoming Unit 9: Personal Finance Test (Wednesday, March 23).

Unit 9 Almost There – Personal Finance – Study Guide

Unit 9 Almost There – Personal Finance – Study Guide Answer Key!

D.R.A.W. – Personal Finance.

Students can use the following links to complete the D.R.A.W. lesson for Unit 9, Lesson 1: Personal Finance.  These materials can be used by students to assist in the mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards contained in Unit 9, Lesson 1.  Groups of students will alternate between completing four assignments, which include various literacy (reading and writing) requirements and skills, and using an iPad or their personal BYOD device to research job salaries and a cost of living “reality check.”  At the end of class, all students will complete an evaluate written response, which will require them to think about their current career goals and the cost of living requirements for the type of life they would like to live in the future.  In addition, students should also remember to study for the Unit 9 Summative Test, which will be completed on Wednesday, March 23.

D.R.A.W. Questions and Written Responses – Personal Finance

Websites:

PayScale Salary Calculator: Look up the job you would like to have in the future and its estimated salary (either U.S. average or for the city you would like to live in).

Jumpstart Reality Check: Determine whether or not your chosen career path will allow you to live the financial life that you hope to live.

If you get done early…

Take the Money Personality Quiz

and study for the Unit 9 Summative Test (on Wednesday, March 23).

Milestones Monday: Continue/Finish Creating PSA.

On Monday, March 21, students will participate in the fourth day of Milestones Monday.  Students will be asked to continue/finish creating their  Public Service Announcement (PSA) Project. Groups will be given the majority of the class time today to finish any additional research and to continue/finish creating their PSA, which can be completed as a poster, a pamphlet/flier/brochure, or any other teacher approved product type.  The following presentation gives some ideas and possible resources that can be used in creating the PSA Project.

PSA Research Presentation – Day 4 (Monday, March 21)

PSA Research Resource Links:

TweenTribune

Time For Kids

Youngzine

DOGOnews

CNN Student News

Teaching Kids News

Unit 9: Personal Finance, Lesson 1: Personal Finance.

The following links contain information, activities, and assessments used during Unit 9, Lesson 1: Personal Finance.  These materials can be used by students to assist in the mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards contained in Unit 9, Lesson 1.  Due to the short length of this unit, which contains only one standard and no elements, the Unit 9: Personal Finance “Almost There” Assessment will be completed at the end of the class on Monday, March 21.

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 9 Lesson 1 – Personal Finance

PDF Notes – Unit 9 Lesson 1 – Personal Finance

5 W’s and H Notes Sheet – Unit 9 Lesson 1

Video Resources:

Plaxico Burress and Finance

BrainPop: Credit Cards

BrainPop: Banking

BrainPop: Interest

BrainPop: Taxes

BrainPop: Budgets