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Answer sheet for Final Exam review packet

Georgia Studies Final Examination – Study Guide

1. parallels
2. meridians
3. relationships
4. South Carolina
5. climate describes the weather conditions over a period of time, weather is the temperature for a specific period of time
6. an estuary is the area around a river’s mouth where fresh and salt water mix; an aquifer is water-saturated layers of earth below the surface.
7. learn from the past
8. a primary source is a first hand source like a diary, journal, newspaper – a secondary source is from someone who is writing about an event in history, but wasn’t present for the event
9. Asia – across the Bering Strait
10. migration is movement from place to place – within a region, or continent; immigration is moving from one country to another following specific procedures for entering and leaving a country.
11. they determine the amount of carbon 14 in the remains and be examining its context
12. sherds are broken pieces of pottery, fossils are remains from animals, and artifacts are remains from human beings (like pottery)
13. site
14. this was the period when European nations began looking for their own direct route to the Far East
15. to serve as a buffer between the South Carolina colony and the French, Native Americans, and Spanish
16. Spain
17. most likely John Cabot
18. a trade policy designed to increase a country’s wealth
19. the drinking river water made colonists sick, also the heat, humidity, and insects
20. Britain and France
21. by relaxing their restrictions on slavery
22. the Pacific Ocean
23. charity, economics, and defense – also religion
24. they could not hold public office in Georgia
25. Anglican
26. upcountry or backcountry
27. agrarian economy – farming
28. they felt they needed slave labor to grow and harvest rice (later cotton)
29. plantation owners and merchants
30. Scots argued against slavery because they felt colonists wouldn’t work as hard if they had slaves
31. the trade route used by American merchants that involved the trading of rum, slaves, sugar and molasses – between England, Africa, The Caribbean, and The New World
32. tobacco, rice, and indigo
33. passing new tax laws on the colonists
34. Georgia had grown and prospered under royal governor Sir James Wright and many Georgians had become wealthy from trade with Great Britain
35. life, liberty and property
36. Rules and Regulations
37. bicameral legislature and three branches of government
38. July 4, 1776
39. boycotting British goods
40. the legislative branch
41. consent of the governed
42. give it away
43. stay in the center of the state’s population
44. 1790
45. many cotton-producing towns were far from navigable rivers
46. the head of each family got 100 acres of land plus 50 acres for each of his family members
47. Indian trails
48. the national government took over the Yazoo lands, paid over $1 million to Georgia, and agreed to remove all Indians from Georgia
49. New Echota
50. they wanted their land – and hopes of finding gold
51. Oklahoma
52. the removal of the Native Americans (primarily the Cherokees) from their land in North Georgia to Oklahoma
53. Sequoyah
54. antebellum
55. cotton and slavery
56. top: planters and bottom: slaves (field slaves)
57. slavery, tariffs (also the ideas of sectionalism, secession, solvency, and style)
58. abolitionist
59. totally destroy any of Georgia’s resources (especially any that might prove beneficial to fighting in the war) – railroads and supplies for the Confederate army
60. Andersonville is in south Georgia, and it housed Union soldiers.
61. Rule by “divine right” means monarchs (kings) claimed their authority to rule came from God. In past centuries, European living under a government ruled by a king had no control over the government. In the US, the people govern the country.
62. The prime reason for government to exist in the US is because people have to live with other human beings
63. A group of people organized to manage conflict and establish behavior
64. Informal rules
65. Formal rules
66. An example is paying taxes
67. Of the people and of the law
68. Constitution
69. Getting more than ½ of the total votes in an election is called a majority; getting the most votes in an election, but still not getting over ½ of the votes is considered plurality
70. Self-government works because Americans meet their citizenship obligations voluntarily
71. A written constitution
72. It was too weak
73. Constitution
74. Preamble
75. Separation of Powers and Federalism for the framers plan for a national government: the branches are legislative – makes the laws, executive – enforces the laws, and judicial – interprets the law. Members of the legislative branch: senators – serve 6 year terms and 2 per state, and House of Rep. – 2 year terms and # based on population; president/vice-president – 4 year terms; supreme court justices – for life with good behavior
76. Executive
77. Government based on the will of the people
78. Getting a 2/3 majority vote
79. Federalism – citizens must answer to two governments at the same time
80. Federal and state
81. Elastic clause
82. Federal law
83. 2/3 vote of each house in Congress and ¾ of the states must ratify the amendment for it to become effective
84. federal
85. the Great Depression
86. supreme court justices – federal judges
87. 1
st ten amendments to the Constitution
88. 18
89. when voters elect officials to make political decisions for them, they are participating in the American form of democracy known as representative democracy. When voters are allowed to make decisions themselves through voting, it is known as direct democracy.
90. The top officials at the national, state, and local levels are elected; appointed officials are selected from another official (such as a Supreme Court Justice is appointed by the President)
91. Local
92. When citizens vote for representatives at the national, state, and local levels of gov,. they are voting in a general election. When voters are voting on a particular issue, this is a special election. When voters are voting to voting to break a tie, this is a run-off election
93. Monday in November in even-numbered years
94. A referendum is a vote by the public on some question or issue instead of going through their representatives; a direct vote is an election in which a party’s candidates for public office are nominated by direct vote of the people
95. When candidates run for public office and are associated with a specific political party, it is known as partisan election; non-partisan is when a candidate is not associated by a specific political party
96. In Georgia, if no candidate wins a majority of the votes in the primary and a run-off election is needed, the voters can vote for any candidate of either party
97. The legislators
98. Because the population shifts and changes – and the districts are re-drawn every 10 years
99. 40 days per year

100.All slaves in the Confederate States were freed
101. The period of time following the Civil War – rebuilding of the South
102. codes that took away political and civil rights of former slaves
103. a court case where the US Supreme Court ruled if equal facilities were provided for both races, then they could be legally separated
104. segregation (especially in schools) that happens in fact although not required by law
105. a tax paid by people in order to participate in an election (at one time some Georgia males had to pay a yearly tax of $1 to vote)
106. laws that prohibited any child under the age of 10 from working in a factory
107. to take away the right to vote
108. stores run by and for farmers to provide farm supplies at a low cost
109. farming, mining, and textile workers enjoying prosperity during the 1920’s
110. he called it “the war to end all wars”
111. dictators
112. air attacks to boom rather than invade the island of Great Britain
113. Germany, Japan, and Italy were axis nations; the Allied nations were Russia, Great Britain, and England – later joined by the United States
114. he was elected to the presidency in the wake of the Great Depression and was elected to four terms as president, dying before the conclusion of WWII. He was responsible for the social reform program known as the New Deal.
115. Harry S. Truman – this forced Japan to surrender, ending WWII
116. to find jobs (and to try to get away form racism)
117. Soviet Union
118. issue of Berlin – the spread of communism
119. cheap labor and low taxes

120. Soviet-backed North Korea invaded South Korea
121. Urban area
122. Civil rights are the protections and privileges given to all citizens by federal and state constitutions and laws
123. Omitted question
124. Civil rights are the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the bill of rights
125. Montgomery bus boycott
126. The act that outlawed racial discrimination in buying, selling, renting, and leasing of real estate was the Fair Housing Act
127. It ended segregation of schools
128. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
129. Women, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and the handicapped
130. White and black agitators from the North
131. America’s involvement in the Vietnam War
132. The Vietnam War
133. Democratic
134. The period before written records were kept
135. Plymouth Colony
136. King George II of England
137. The person who pushed for the settlement of Georgia in order to help with the economic situation in England
138. The Indian chief who allowed the English to settle in Savannah
139. Slavery
140. Rice and silk-Georgia’s early settlers established an agrarian economy
141. Is a laborer under contract to work for an employer for a specific amount of time
142. Those who supported the King of England at the time of the Revolutionary War
143. Those that opposed the policies of the British in Georgia
144. A citizen army with little to no formal training
145. A formal approval of a document or act
146. The counting of citizens every ten years to determine representation in Congress
147. Tax on imports
148. The belief that the states should have more power than the central government-putting the interests of a particular part of the country above those of the nation
149. A famous “conductor” on the Underground Railroad
150. A loose gathering of sovereign states where the states have more power that the central government
151. Cut off supplies to the Confederacy during the Civil War
152. A Northerner who advantage of the South’s misfortune after the Civil War; Southerners who helped carpetbaggers were know as scalawags
153. A well known Georgia poet
154. To forgive or pardon a large group of people
155. A change or addition to a document
156. Unicameral-one house legislature; bicameral-two house legislature (House of Representatives and Senate)
157. To refuse to use or buy something as a protest
158. Having exclusive rights to act or conduct business without competition
159. Schools that Yeoman farmers sent their children (verses academies where Planters sent their children to school)
160. Rebuild-specifically the period of rebuilding in the South after the Civil War
161. Money and resources
162. Laws that required separate schools for white and black children
163. Changing Georgia economically
164. To be given the right to vote
165. Working on farms
166. Founded Tuskegee Institute and felt that blacks should accept their status for the time being and forget about social equality and political action and that blacks should learn a skill, become self-sufficient and that rights would come
167. Was an outspoken, controversial black leader, helped form the Niagara Movement and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and sought equality for blacks
168. Able to make affordable automobiles by using the assembly line
169. The assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary
170. The South’s first radio station-“Welcome South Brother”
171. In the 1930’s
172. Making the first successful air craft flight in North Carolina
173. A major league baseball player from Georgia
174. A major league baseball player who hit over 755 homerooms
175. First president elected from Georgia
176. Coming together of the races
177. Someone who does not believe in war
178. A strong feeling for one’s nation and its culture
179. The political philosophy where one believes that government should own major services and the means of production
180. Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut
181. It gave President Johnson the authority to resist North Vietnamese aggression by any means necessary
182. Thomas W. Cobb

posted on: May 21, 2007

Assignments for week of 4/30-5/4/07

**Plans are always subject to change if the need arises.**


Lesson Plans – week of 4/30-5/4/07



Monday:

1. Tests will be returned on Tuesday – after Chorus and Orchestra students have taken the test
2. Judge illustrations
3. Read poem “Thar’s More in the Man Than Thar Is in the Land” together and discuss
4. Students complete backside of worksheet – chart of Thought Questions – on own – read pages 206-207 to complete worksheet.
5. Progress reports distributed

**Progress reports - project grades from Civil War journal project will not be posted on this progress report. I am grading and returning a few of these each day:-)

Tuesday:

1. Return tests.
2. Go over chart from yesterday.
3. Have students look over Georgia Labor Contract and answer 5 questions – discuss as a class – as an overlay.
4. Students read – on own – pages 207-210 to prepare for note taking activity.
5. Take notes on pages 207-210 – teacher writes on overlay and students supply answers.


Wednesday:

1. Read pages 210-216 – individually – and complete cloze activity with chart on “Political Reconstruction”


Thursday:

1. Go over cloze activity and chart – have students fill in any missing gaps on their sheets.
2. Watch Georgia Stories Program 10 – The Rise of Modern Georgia, Part I (Reconstruction and Growth) – discuss afterwards


Friday:

1. ACROSTIC on “Reconstruction” – test grade for chapter

Watch video – What if the South had won the War? and discuss - we will start this today and finish on Monday.

posted on: April 27, 2007

Weekly assignments - week of 4/23-4/27/07

Here are our assignments for this week:
Monday and Tuesday - Watch video of Sherman's March w/question and fact sheet

Wednesday
- Projects due (this due date was extended from 4/24 to 4/25

Thursday- Review for chapter 13 (The Civil War) test

Friday- 1. Chapter 13 test
2. Illustrate chapter 14 - Reconstruction

posted on: April 23, 2007

Weekly assignments - week of 4/16-4/20

We have a shortened class schedule due to CRCT testing in homeroom.

Lesson Plans – 4/16-4/20 (CRCT testing- 40 minute classes)
**notebook check sometime between Mon. - Wed. of this week**

Monday:

1. Introduce project – diary/journal project with character cards - due on Tuesday, 4/24 *video from last week and the ones from this week (along with textbook information and information found on the internet) should be helpful in completing the project.
2. Finish notes from Friday.
3. Read pages 191-194 and answer questions #1-4 - due Wednesday.


Tuesday:

1. Watch Georgia Stories II – The Civil War, Part I
2. Work on project.


Wednesday:

1. Go over questions pages 191 (from last week) and 194 from Monday.
2. Civil War “Word Research” puzzle – pairs compete to see who can fill in sheet 1
st for some sort of prize.
3. Work on project.


Thursday: Jakaitis

1. Watch Georgia Stories I – Program 9 First Century of Statehood, Part IV (The Civil War) – Battle of Jonesboro, The Civil War and the Black Soldier, and Andersonville Prison.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.

Suggs:

1. Watch Georgia Stories II – Program 8 – The Civil War, Part II - March to the Sea and Thomasville: Playground of the Northern Industrialists.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.
3. Work on project - project is due Tuesday, 4/23



Friday: Suggs

1. Watch Georgia Stories I – Program 9 First Century of Statehood, Part IV (The Civil War) – Battle of Jonesboro, The Civil War and the Black Soldier, and Andersonville Prison.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.

Jakaitis:

1. Watch Georgia Stories II – Program 8 – The Civil War, Part II - March to the Sea and Thomasville: Playground of the Northern Industrialists.
2. Follow up video with questions related to topics featured in the video.
3. Work on project - project is due Tuesday, 4/23

posted on: April 16, 2007

Dance Tickets

If you did not purchase your dance ticket the week of 3/26 (the week before Spring Break), you can still do so. You will need to see Mrs. Johnson - she will need your $, your shirt size, and your 6th period teacher. Dance tickets are $20. You don't want to miss this great time!!!

posted on: April 01, 2007

Assignments for week of 3/26-3/30/07

Here are your assignments for the week (sorry these are a little late!!)

Monday:
1. Go over "Road to War"
2. Read pages 173, 176-178 and answer questions page 178 (#1-5)

Tuesday:
1. React to slavery activities with primary sources
2. Start chapter 12 review

Wednesday:
1. Share letters from yesterday
2. Vocabulary activity - quiz with partner
3. Chapter review worksheet w/partner
4. Read pages 178-182 (answer questions pages 180 and 182)

Thursday:
1. Go over review worksheet
2. Review game

Friday:
1. Chapter 12 test

posted on: March 28, 2007

Assignments for Mon-Wed. - 3/5-3/7/07

Here are the assignments for the first part of this week - I will post the last part of the week after I get it planned out today:-)

Monday:
1. Finish War of 1812 notes
2. ACROSTIC - Trail of Tears with a partner - this will count as a quiz grade
3. Homework - read pages 147-152 - answer questions page 152 #1-5

Tuesday:
1. Go over questions from last night
2. Graphic organizer on Trail of Tears with an expanded sentence - this will be completed in groups - will count as a test grade for this chapter.

Wednesday: Early Release
1. Finish and turn in graphic organizers

posted on: March 05, 2007

High School

High school information packets are coming home today - Tuesday, 2/13. Please be sure to look through all of the papers and return the necessary items by this Friday, 2/16, to your homeroom teacher. It is hard to believe we are almost all the way through this school year:-)!!
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: February 13, 2007

Progress reports

Don't forget that progress reports are going home on Wednesday, 2/14 - Valentine's Day. If you have a C, D, or F I need to get those back signed by mom/dad.
THANKS
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: February 13, 2007

Message from Mrs. Haag

Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students: Please note the following important dates for Lassiter Registration:

February 5: Student Assembly with Lassiter

February 8 at 6:30 PM (Lassiter Gym): Open House and Curriculum Fair

February 13: Students to bring home registration materials

February 15 from 5:00-7:00 PM (Lassiter Media Center): Open Forum for parent questions

February 16: Registration materials due to Mabry Homeroom Teacher

Please email Mrs. Haag (sarah.haag@cobbk12.org) with questions.

posted on: January 29, 2007

Lesson plans for week of 1/22-1/26

Plans are subject to change:

Monday:

1. Give quiz on Bill of Rights – using sheet from Friday
2. Share and turn in Rights in Action current events
3. Have students fill in Branches of Government Content Frame – finish for homework.

Tuesday:

1. Go over Branches of Government Content Frame (teacher directed) – have students copy any needed notes from board.
2. The Three Branches of Government – packet with computers (Organization of the Government, the Executive departments, qualifications and terms of office, and separation of powers).
3. Federal Government chart with word bank - have ready to go over tomorrow.

Wednesday:

1. Go over Federal Government chart – using transparency
2. Compare Federal with local government – have student create own chart of how federal and local governments compare – students take notes
3. Finish Three Branches packet on computers – this was started yesterday with partner.

Thursday:

1. Go over chapter review sheet.
2. Play 10 second game to review for tomorrow’s test.


Friday:

1. Take test on chapter 25.
2. Read chapter 26 and answer questions “Give It Some Extra Thought” page 391 – due Monday.

posted on: January 19, 2007

Bonus question

Email me back the correct answer to the following question by 9:00 on Monday, 1/22 for 5 extra points to be added to your test on chapter 25 on Friday (1/26):

Which amendment is known as both the youngest and oldest amendment? Why - explain your answer.

Happy hunting:-)!!!
Mrs. Suggs

Here is my email address: amy.suggs@cobbk12.org

posted on: January 19, 2007

For those of you interested in attending Pebblebrook High School

Pebblebrook Magnet for the Performing Arts will be at Mabry to meet with interested 8th graders on Monday, January 22 at 10:00. Student who are planning on applying to Pebblebrook must attend this meeting. Interested students should sign up to attend the meeting in the Guidance Office by January 16.

posted on: January 09, 2007

Change in plans for Tuesday, 12/5 and Wednesday, 12/6

Slight change in homework for Tuesday: Read pages 111-114 and ?'s #1-3 AND read pages 116-117 and ?'s #1-3

We will finish our notes on Wednesday - instead of watching the video.

Ch. 8 test (pages 104-114 and 116-117) on Tuesday, 12/4. STUDY and BE PREPARED!!!:-)

posted on: December 05, 2006

Assignments for 12/4-12/8

Lesson Plans – 12/4-12/8

Monday:

1. Quiz over Declaration of Independence and The Acts
2. Finish, share, and turn in - Write to Learn from Friday – feelings of Patriotism
3. **Side note – share with students that 46 Georgia counties are named for people that played a role in the Revolutionary War – from Button Gwinnett to James Madison and Elijah Clarke.
4. Word search with clues race – The American Revolution – worksheet
5. Homework: Read pages 109-111 and answer questions “Locating Main Ideas” pg. 111 #1-4.

Tuesday:
1. Return and go over quiz

2. Check and go over homework questions from yesterday – take notes on section (review that the American Revolution was more a evolution that began in 1607 and concluded in 1776).
3. Have students create 2 Venn Diagrams – 1 - Compare and contrast the advantages held by the British and Americans in the American Revolution and 2-compare and contrast the disadvantages or obstacles that the British and Americans faced in the American Revolution. Share answers as a class and post on overhead - have students take any notes.
4. Homework: Read pages 111-114 – questions “Locating Main Ideas” #1-3.

Wednesday: (Early Release)

1. Watch Georgia Stories I program 6 – The First Century of Statehood, Part I (Georgia and the American Revolution).

Thursday:

1. Finish up any notes
2. Watch The Crossing – and answer questions that go with the movie.

Friday:

1. Finish up watching The Crossing – and answering questions that go with the movie.

posted on: December 01, 2006

Change in plans

Due to the fact that the notes took a little longer than expected, I changed around our activity schedule a bit.

Tuesday - 1. Go over questions page 107
2. Take notes pages 104-107

Wednesday - 1. Finish notes pages 104-107
2. Break down Declaration of Independence - this takes us up to page 109 in the textbook.

If you are absent either of these two days, you will need to get the notes from a peer, and go ahead and read pages 107-109 so you will be with us with content when you return:-)
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: November 29, 2006

Lassiter Parent Night

There are some changes from the last notice about Parent Night at Lassiter - please make sure you read this post to clarify any questions about the meeting:

Lassiter is hosting a Parent Night for all rising 8th graders. They will be providing information regarding transition, placement and curriculum. Please plan to attend on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM at Lassiter. The meeting will take place in the Lassiter theater. Mrs. Haag

posted on: November 03, 2006

Message from 8th grade counselor - Mrs. Haag about Lassiter

Lassiter is hosting a Parent Night for all rising 8th graders. They will be providing information to begin the transition and curriculum. Please plan to attend on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM at Lassiter.

posted on: October 31, 2006

Today

Don't forget to study for your colony map test - we practiced today, so you should know your weak areas!! I would love to see everyone make an "A"!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, don't forget to finish your circle books - read pages 86-89 and fill in information about economics, education, and geography - I will help you with the "political" circle book tomorrow. We will go over the information that should be in your books after our map test tomorrow:-) I will be checking them for completeness prior to us going over them.

posted on: October 26, 2006

Updated grades

I have plugged in both the test grades and notebook grades into I-Cue - all grades are now up to date:-)

Have a wonderful weekend!! See you Monday - don't forget your chapter 7 illustration.

posted on: October 20, 2006

Change of due dates

I bumped the date of our study guide and test for chapter 5:

chapter 5 study guide is due on Tuesday, Sept. 26th

and

ch. 5 test will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27th - be sure to STUDY! STUDY! STUDY!!!!!

posted on: September 22, 2006

Chance for some bonus points

Here is an opportunity to earn some bonus points!!!

Constitution Day is Monday, 9/18. We will be completing an activity that focuses on the Preamble. Your task, if you choose to accept it, is: conduct a newspaper search and create a collage of headlines, photographs, and news articles that define or illustrate the purposes of the Preamble. Your collage needs to be neat (as far as gluing is concerned), your paper needs to be totally covered, and you need to be able to justify why you included each item. This will be worth 15 points to be added to any formal assessment - ie: a test or project grade.
It is due by class time on Friday, Sept.22. No late work will be accepted.

posted on: September 14, 2006

Testing

This is a message from Mrs. Haag, the 8th grade counselor:

All 8th graders will take the following tests during September:
September 6-7: Cogat Ability Test
September 11-15: ITBS Achievement Test

Please make sure that your student is well rested and on time these days. Students who are absent will have to make up the tests during alternate times.

posted on: September 01, 2006

Welcome back!

Welcome everyone to 8th grade!!!! I am so excited about this year. I am Mrs. Suggs, and I teach Social Studies. I have attached a copy of the syllabus for you to look over at your convenience. I have many special activities planned for this year. I just know you can't wait to get started - I know I can't:-)
I will be posting all of your assignments on this blog. I usually record weekly assignments so that you will see in advance what we will be working on for the week, any upcoming tests/quizzes, and any future projects. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me: amy.suggs@cobbk12.org.
I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!!
Mrs. Suggs

8th Grade Social Studies
Course Syllabus


Teacher: Amy Suggs
Email: amy.suggs@cobbk12.org

OBJECTIVE: To develop an understanding of our heritage, with an emphasis on the state of Georgia, and its impact on American culture, and to develop geographic, economic, research, and technological skills. The eighth grade curriculum is entitled “Georgia and the American Experience.” We will focus on how Georgia’s history fits into and influenced American history.

TEXT: The Georgia Studies Book: Our State and the Nation
Selected novels will be integrated into the curriculum. Writing will also be emphasized in social studies; research shows that writing across the curriculum strengthens written expression skills. Students will be given many opportunities to publish their work, so quality will be important. Reading assignments and writing activities will be averaged with other grades for social studies

EXPECTATIONS: I am excited to have the opportunity to challenge students at Mabry. I have set very high expectations and will try to develop each student’s individual potential by providing a differentiated curriculum. My classroom is very interactive and includes instructional activities that address varied ability levels and learning styles. Students will be given many choices for projects that provide authentic learning opportunities. Technology plays a vital role in my lesson plans, and all students will benefit from the use of the Internet for research and activities


We will study the following topics during the year. However, this syllabus is a guide and is subject to change in order to accommodate student progress.

Geography of Georgia 2 weeks
Early Inhabitants of GA 1 week
European Exploration 1 week

Colonial Georgia (1732 – 1776) 1 week
Georgia and the Revolution 1 week

Early Statehood (1776 – 1787) 3 weeks
Foundations of Georgia/Govt. and Legislature 3 weeks
The Governor and Executive Branch 1 week
The Judicial Branch 1 week
Local Government in Georgia 1 week
Georgia’s Westward Movement (1787 – 1865) 3 weeks
The Civil War and Reconstruction (1865 – 1877) 4 weeks

The Rise of Modern Georgia (1877 – 1945) 5 weeks

Georgia Today (1945 – Present) 9 weeks

Grading Policy: Tests/Major Projects 50% Daily 20%

Quizzes 20% Homework 10%

Homework: Homework is an important tool to reinforce concepts from class or introduce new subjects. Experience has shown that inconsistently completed homework leads to overall lower grades in class. The expectation is that homework will be completed by the assigned due date. Late homework will not be accepted for credit.



Make-up work is the responsibility of the student. Three days will be allowed to make-up missed assignments or tests that are missed unless there is an extended illness. Students must schedule a time to make-up tests either before school or after school.


Students:
I have very high expectations for your work. Always strive for excellence in your projects and activities. Try to stretch yourself beyond your comfort limits! Try new things. “I would rather try great things and fail than to try nothing and succeed” is good advice.

If students are to succeed and achieve academic progress, then they must be prepared for class! All students should bring paper, pens/pencils, agenda, textbook, and homework to class each day. DO NOT bring MP3 players or iPods to my classroom. If students have them out during class, they will be taken up and kept until the end of the day.

CODE FOR SUCCESS
Bring all materials needed for class
Be respectful and courteous to teacher and classmates
Participate positively in class activities
Listen attentively to all speakers
Work quietly and enjoy LEARNING!

SUGGESTED SUPPLIES: Spiral notebook, blue or black ink pens, colored pencils or markers, pencil, ruler. Work that is written with any color except blue or black ink will not be accepted!!!! Save the colored pens for posters, etc.


Keep the first page of the syllabus for your records and just return this page.

Student Name
- Home Phone Number ___________________


I have read the Georgia History syllabus and have discussed the grading and make-up policy with my child.

Parent’s Signature


Student Signature


Parents: Please write your preferred email contact address
.

Email me at:

posted on: August 08, 2006

Summer Vacation

Have a wonderful summer vacation!! I will miss you:-)
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: May 30, 2006

Important information

My last blog entry that I titled "Weekly assignments week of 5/1-5/5" is actually the assignment for next week - April 24-28. Sorry for the confusion. I tried to go back in and change it, and could not figure out what to do???!!! OOPS!!
Thanks
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: April 21, 2006

Are you reading my blog???

Are you in need of some bonus points??? Answer the following question and email the answer back to me by this Thursday (3/2) at midnight. If your answer is correct, you could earn up to 6 bonus points:-)

***Who was the famous slave who escaped from slavery, made it to the North, and was able to publish a newspaper called The North Star?

posted on: February 28, 2006

High school registration and information forms

Don't forget that your high school information and registration forms are due back to your homeroom teachers by Friday, 3/2. It is extremely important that the forms are totally complete and returned by the due date:-)
If you have any questions about a class that your child has been registered, feel free to contact a specific teacher, the homeroom teacher, or the counselor Mrs. Haag.
Thanks
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: February 24, 2006

Checking to see if you are checking my blog:-)

Answer the following questions correctly and email the answers to me by Wednesday (2/22- 11:59 pm), and you will receive 6 bonus points towards your last project (The Trail of Tears webquest):

Why is the nickel getting lots of attention these days?
And, what is so unique about the current picture of Thomas Jefferson on the nickel(besides the fact that this is only the 2nd time the coin has had an update in its history)?

***Don't forget that these questions have an expiration date - and time:-)***
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: February 20, 2006

Message about high school!!

Here is a message from Mrs. Haag - our 8th grade counselor - concerning high school placement:-): Attention 8th graders interested in the performing arts magnet program at Pebblebrook:  There will be an informational meeting on February 6.  You MUST attend the meeting in order to be scheduled for an audition.  Please see Mrs. Haag before Friday if you are interested.

posted on: January 30, 2006

Are you reading my blog?

This is a check to see how many of you are actually looking at my blog...I am giving you an opportunity to earn some extra points (bonus points):-)

You need to email me the answers to the following questions in order to earn 3 points for each correct answer by Thursday of this week (Jan. 12th). Don't forget to put your name on your email:-)

What important part of Georgia's government process started today - Monday, Jan. 9th?
How long does this particular activity last?

dome

:-) Mrs. Suggs

posted on: January 09, 2006

Assignment changes

Due to the fact that it took us longer than expected to analyze the Queen Yuckabella Rebellion sheet, I have bumped Thursday's assignments to Friday of this week and Friday's to Monday of next week.
Sorry about any confusion.
Thanks
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: December 15, 2005

Progress Reports

Progress reports are going home today (Monday), be sure to get those signed and returned. Students have been made aware of the fact that there is a strong possibility that students will be receiving hard copies of progress reports - amount of paper issues!! There will be a letter sent home to parents making them aware if/when this is to take place.

posted on: November 28, 2005

Important note about high school transition

This is an important note about high school transition from Mrs. Haag, our 8th grade counselor:
Attention 8th Grade Parents:  Lassiter 8th Grade Parent Night is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at 7:00.  They will be discussing curriculum and 9th grade transition.  

posted on: November 03, 2005

Revision to plans week of 10/24

We did not get as far through this week's plans as I had anticipated. Therefore, the students will not be creating an ad to get British citizens in the 1700's to come to Georgia and the outline for pages 76-84 until a later date.
Next week we will be taking a break from history, and will be studying about the 50 states and the election process in preparation for the Student Forum Presidential Elections. More information on this will be in the blog next week.
Thanks
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: October 26, 2005

Week of 8/29

I am very pleased with the scores on our Georgia maps test. I could definitely tell that some studying went on prior to the test.
Please check i-parent often to see your child's progress. I have posted all of the grades as of today (and will even have today's map test on it by Friday evening).
There were some changes to my lesson plans for this week - I have had to put off the depleting resource activity until next week. The students have gotten so involved in the weather disaster stories, that we didn't have time to work on another project during the same week:-) I think that it is fantastic to see such creative ideas coming from the students -written and artistic creations.
Remind your children to keep up with the gluing of materials into their notebooks. We had a notebook check this week, and a few were still lacking in some areas:-)(they just need a little bit of "tweaking."
Don't forget that we will taking the CogAt test next week, and the ITBS the following week.
Enjoy your long weekend - rest and relax!!!!!
Mrs. Suggs

posted on: September 02, 2005

Let's get started!!

Welcome everyone to 8th grade!!!! I am so excited about this year. I am Mrs. Suggs, and I teach Social Studies. I have attached a copy of the syllabus for you to look over at your convenience. I have many special activities planned for this year. I just know you can't wait to get started - I know I can't:-)
I will be posting all of your assignments on this blog. I usually record weekly assignments so that you will see in advance what we will be working on for the week, any upcoming tests/quizzes, and any future projects. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me: amy.suggs@cobbk12.org.
I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!!
Mrs. Suggs

8th Grade Social Studies
Course Syllabus

Teacher: Amy Suggs
Email: amy.suggs@cobbk12.org

OBJECTIVE: To develop an understanding of our heritage, with an emphasis on the state of Georgia, and its impact on American culture, and to develop geographic, economic, research, and technological skills. The eighth grade curriculum is entitled “Georgia and the American Experience.” We will focus on how Georgia’s history fits into and influenced American history.

TEXT: The Georgia Studies Book: Our State and the Nation
Selected novels will be integrated into the curriculum. Writing will also be emphasized in social studies; research shows that writing across the curriculum strengthens written expression skills. Students will be given many opportunities to publish their work, so quality will be important. Reading assignments and writing activities will be averaged with other grades for social studies

EXPECTATIONS: I am excited to have the opportunity to challenge students at Mabry. I have set very high expectations and will try to develop each student’s individual potential by providing a differentiated curriculum. My classroom is very interactive and includes instructional activities that address varied ability levels and learning styles. Students will be given many choices for projects that provide authentic learning opportunities. Technology plays a vital role in my lesson plans, and all students will benefit from the use of the Internet for research and activities


We will study the following topics during the year. However, this syllabus is a guide and is subject to change in order to accommodate student progress.

Geography of Georgia 2 weeks
Early Inhabitants of GA 1 week
European Exploration 1 week
Colonial Georgia (1732 – 1776) 1 week
Georgia and the Revolution 1 week
Early Statehood (1776 – 1787) 3 weeks
Foundations of Georgia/Govt. and Legislature 3 weeks
The Governor and Executive Branch 1 week
The Judicial Branch 1 week
Local Government in Georgia 1 week
Georgia’s Westward Movement (1787 – 1865) 3 weeks
The Civil War and Reconstruction (1865 – 1877) 4 weeks
The Rise of Modern Georgia (1877 – 1945) 5 weeks
Georgia Today (1945 – Present) 9 weeks

Grading Policy: Tests/Major Projects 50% Daily 20%
Quizzes 20% Homework 10%

Make-up work is the responsibility of the student. Three days will be allowed to make-up missed assignments or tests that are missed unless there is an extended illness. Students must schedule a time to make-up tests either before school or after school.

Students:
I have very high expectations for your work. Always strive for excellence in your projects and activities. Try to stretch yourself beyond your comfort limits! Try new things. “I would rather try great things and fail than to try nothing and succeed” is good advice.

If students are to succeed and achieve academic progress, then they must be prepared for class! All students should bring paper, pens/pencils, agenda, textbook, and homework to class each day. DO NOT bring MP3 players or iPods to my classroom. If students have them out during class, they will be taken up and kept until the end of the day.

CODE FOR SUCCESS
Bring all materials needed for class
Be respectful and courteous to teacher and classmates
Participate positively in class activities
Listen attentively to all speakers
Work quietly and enjoy LEARNING!

SUGGESTED SUPPLIES: Notebook with pockets or pocket folder with notebook paper (if using a 3ring binder), blue or black ink pens, colored pencils or markers, pencil, ruler. Work that is written with any color except blue or black ink will not be accepted!!!! Save the colored pens for posters, etc.


Keep the first page of the syllabus for your records and just return this page.

Student Name - Home Phone Number ___________________


I have read the Georgia History syllabus and have discussed the grading and make-up policy with my child.
Parent’s Signature

Student Signature

Parents: Please write your preferred email contact address.

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posted on: August 09, 2005

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