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 x1385.

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!


Matthew Short
8th Grade Social Studies
Academic Coach (Social Studies/Technology)