Unit 1: Geography of GA/GA’s Beginnings, Lesson 3: Prehistoric Peoples.

The following links contain information, activities, and assessments used during Unit 1, Lesson 3: Prehistoric Peoples.  These materials can be used by students to assist in the mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards contained in Unit 1, Lesson 3.

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 3 – Prehistoric Peoples

PDF Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 3 – Prehistoric Peoples

5 W’s and H Notes Sheet – Unit 1 Lesson 3

Georgia’s Prehistoric Cultures Graphic Organizer

PDF – Georgia’s Prehistoric Cultures Graphic Organizer Answer Key!

Georgia Map Activity

The following links contain the Georgia Map Activity sheet and information/maps that students can use to accurately complete their maps.  These materials will assist students in mastering the Georgia Performance Standards (SS8G1 and Elements a. – d.) that were previously discussed in Unit 1, Lessons 1 and 2.

Georgia Map Activity

Georgia Map Activity Resources

Georgia and the American Experience Textbook Atlas

Georgia Map Activity (Day 2)

Unit 1: Geography of GA/GA’s Beginnings, Lesson 2: Georgia’s Regions and Features.

The following links contain information, activities, and assessments used during Unit 1, Lesson 2: Georgia’s Regions and Features.  These materials can be used by students to assist in the mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards contained in Unit 1, Lesson 2.

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 2 – Regions and Features

PDF Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 2 – Regions and Features

5 W’s and H Notes Sheet – Unit 1 Lesson 2

PowerPoint Color Coded Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 2 – Regions and Features

PDF Color Coded Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 2 – Regions and Features

Unit 1: Geography of GA/GA’s Beginnings, Lesson 1: Where in the World is Georgia?

The following links contain information, activities, and assessments used during Unit 1, Lesson 1: Where in the World is Georgia?  These materials can be used by students to assist in the mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards contained in Unit 1, Lesson 1.

PowerPoint Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 1 – Where in the World is GA

PDF Notes – Unit 1 Lesson 1 – Where in the World is GA

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

Teacher Modeled Notes - 5 W’s and H Notes Sheet – Unit 1 Lesson 1 Answer Key!

1st Semester Georgia Studies Syllabus

Students will be given a copy of the 1st Semester GA Studies Syllabus on Monday, August 4.  Students are asked to read and discuss the syllabus with their parents for homework.  The back page of the syllabus should then be signed by parents and returned to Mr. Short by Tuesday, August 5 for a Participation/Homework Completion Grade.

Welcome to 8th Grade Georgia Studies!

Welcome to the 8th Grade and Mr. Short’s Georgia Studies Blog!

This website will be important to your success as a student in my class.  You will use this site to look up what we are doing in class, check due dates for assignments and tests, and look up any missing assignments you may need to make up.  It is your responsibility to check the blog for any materials you may need, particularly when you have been absent from our class!  Part of your high school preparation will be working towards greater independence, which means that you need to be your own person, and take responsibility for your own work.

If you have missed a class period, need help completing an assignment, or need additional information about what we are currently working on in class, please read through the posts on this page and/or ask me for help.  These links are updated as soon as assignments or resources are given in class and are meant to provide you with up-to-date information to assist you this year.  If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me through email ([email protected]) or by calling GMS at (678) 842-6917 x650.

Please feel free to offer up any suggestions about how we can make this website most effective and helpful to you.  I’m always open to suggestions!

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