Summative Assessment

Friday you will take the summative assessment for Unit 2. It will be a written response.

Below is the standard. You will need to respond to all three elements.

SS8H1 Evaluate the impact of European exploration and settlement on American Indians in Georgia.
a. Describe the characteristics of American Indians living in Georgia at the time of European contact; to include culture, food, weapons/tools, and shelter.
b. Explain reasons for European exploration and settlement of North America, with emphasis on the interests of the Spanish and British in the Southeastern area.
c. Explain the impact of Spanish contact on American Indians, including the specific explorer and the establishment of Spanish missions along the barrier islands.

week 5 Natives and Explorers Continue

We are learning about exploration and how it impacted the natives. We will be finishing this unit and taking the summative assessment.

I enjoyed being at the Mounds with those who attended this weekend. If you were unable to attend I hope you find the time between now and Oct. to go. It is a great way to really learn about the Mississippian natives.

Standards for this week:

b. Explain reasons for European exploration and settlement of North America, with emphasis on the interests of the Spanish and British in the Southeastern area.

c. Evaluate the impact of Spanish contact on American Indians, including the explorations of Hernando DeSoto and the establishment of Spanish missions along the barrier islands.

 

Monday: Finish Geography test analysis. Reasons for Exploring Notes.

Tuesday: 6th period Geography assessment take 2.

All classes: Desoto vs. Missions readings and comparing.

Wednesday: Quick check natives and explorers

Early release day.

Thursday: Amazing Race through Georgia: The expedition of Desoto, where did he go?

Friday: Final Natives and Explorers Final summative assessment- this will be a writing response assessment.

Tuesday Homework:

All Classes:  make sure you understand the vocabulary by Friday.

3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th:  Finish your research for you topic. Remember to find  information for each culture for your ONE topic:

Cultures:   Paleo, Archaic, Woodland and Mississippian

Topics: 
Time period (when they lived) and Clothing/Jewelry
Food
Tools and Weapons
Family
Home (Dwelling)
Interesting Fact

 

For example if  Sally was assigned Family, she will research and find information on the family units for each culture.

If Billy Bob was assigned Tools and Weapons he will research and find information on the tools and weapons each culture used.

 

Week 3 August 21st

Happy Eclipse day. I hope those who were not here today enjoyed the events of the day.

This week we are moving into Unit 2 Ancient Natives and Explorers. This unit will be a quick one. So make sure that you are staying on top of the tasks and the asking for clarification if you need it.

We will be covering all aspects of history standard 1.

SS8H1 Evaluate the impact of European exploration and settlement on American Indians in Georgia.
a. Describe the characteristics of American Indians living in Georgia at the time of European contact; to include culture, food, weapons/tools, and shelter.
b. Explain reasons for European exploration and settlement of North America, with emphasis on the interests of the Spanish and British in the Southeastern area.
c. Evaluate the impact of Spanish contact on American Indians, including the explorations of Hernando DeSoto and the establishment of Spanish missions along the barrier islands.

 

Tuesday: 

3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th: Garbology activity, vocabulary, and Researc for Ancient Natives.

 

6th: Final assessment for Geography and vocabulary for unit 2.

 

Wednesday:

All classes:  What is the progression of development of the cultures. Students will use the symbols created to learn about the development of cultures.

Thursday: Create a Day in the Life or Cartoon for the Mississippian Natives

Friday: Vocabulary assessment, Hernando Desoto vs Spanish missions

So where are we really?

We have finished the information for Unit 1 Geography of Georgia.

Today after the quick check you were to take the Standards Organizer. This is your review sheet for the unit. You can find it under Pages and Standards organizers.

This is your first grade in the Summative Category so you want to make sure you fully understand the information. Come in tomorrow with any questions.

We are in the final planning stages for our Dahlonega and Savannah trips so be looking for information on these.

 

Airport video

Some of you asked about the link for the video we watched today. I am glad you enjoyed it. I found it very interesting. It is amazing how much goes into making Hartsfield-Jackson run smoothly.

 

 

 

week 3 final week for Geography

I was impressed with what you all created for your billboards and advertisement. We are finishing up the physical aspect of Geography and moving into the transportation systems. We will finish the material for the unit this week. The final assessment will be either Friday 8-18 or Tuesday 8-22 depending on the class period and/or how the week goes.

Standards being covered this week.

SSG1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.
SS8E1 The student will explain how the Interstate Highway System, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and Georgia’s deep-water ports help drive the state’s economy.

 

Monday: 3rd, 4th 5th, and 7th:   Finish map assessment- Who is driving the economy skit

                   6th: Comparing two regions, Who is driving the economy

Tuesday: advantages and disadvantages of the different systems

Wednesday: Finish transportation

Thursday: quick check regions and transportation systems and GPS organizer

Friday: 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th final assessment for Geography

               6th: review and GPS organizer

Field Experience

We are working on the details for the field experiences this year to both Dahlonega and Savannah. Please stayed tuned for more information. We will have the parent meeting once we have the details ironed out.

 

week of August 7th

We are well into our content. These are the standards that we will be covering this week.

SS8G1
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, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.
d. Analyze the importance of water in Georgia’s historical development and economic growth.

Monday: Share paragraphs/stories using county names.  Regions of Georgia organizer E#5 , Which region is which?

Tuesday: finish Regions

Wednesday: Vocabulary assessment- Billboard for a region

Thursday: Finish Billboards and share with class

Friday: Map assessment

We made it!!

I hope that you all had a good week adjusting back to school.

We are into our curriculum. Remember to look under pages and the Unit 1 Geography for resources.

We reviewed map skills vocabulary, created maps of Georgia Features and learned about some of the counties in Georgia this week.

You received the vocabulary today after you finished the Student Learning Objective. Remember there will be an assessment next Wednesday. Make sure you understand the terms.

We will covering the following standards next week:

SS8G1

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, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Analyze the importance of water in Georgia’s historical development and economic growth.