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Week of 2-26-2018

This week, students will continue to evaluate key political, social, and economic changes that occurred in Georgia during the New South era.   In particularly, students will identify key individuals like: Henry Grady, Tom Watson, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois. Additionally, students will analysis the denial of civil rights of African Americans during the New South era in review of Jim Crow laws, racial violence, disenfranchisement, and the Plessy vs. Ferguson case.  Lastly, students will examine antisemitism and racial inequalities that exsisted among other races during this time period including the events of the Leo Frank case, which involved a jewish factory manager in Marietta.

Important dates to Know:

U6 test ~ Wednesday, February 28th 

 

Week of 2-12-2018

This week, students will continue to review key events of the New South Era in Georgia including the convict lease system, Populist party, Rural Free Delivery Act,  Bourbon Triumvirate, Tom Watson, and Henry Grady. 

 

Week of 2-05-2018

This week, students will review key events of the New South era in Georgia including the convict lease system, Populist party, Rural Free Delivery Act, Bourbon Triumvirate, Tom Watson, and Henry Grady.  

 

Week of 1-29-2018

This week, students will continue to reveiw key events of the American Civil War including plans for Reconstruction, the 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendments, The Freedmen's Bureau, the KKK, sharecropping, and U6's the New South.

 

Week of 1-22-2018

This week, students will continue to reveiw key events of the American Civil War including the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, the Blockade of Georgia's Coast, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, the Freedmen's Bureau, the KKK, sharecropping, and the end of Civil War Reconstruction.

Important dates to consider: 

Monday, January 22nd ~ U5 vocabulary quiz part I (1-20)

Wednesday, January 24th ~ U5 vocabulary quiz part II (21-40)

 

Week of 01-15-2018

This week, students will continue to review key events of the American Civil War, including Sherman's March to the Sea and the importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  

Students will be administered the following assessments on the dates listed below.  Each night students should review all notes from U5 including vocabulary. 

Test Dates:

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 ~ Voc. Quiz I (words 1-20)

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 ~ Voc. Quiz II (words 21-40)

 

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Week of 01-08-2018

This week, students will continue to review key events of the American Civil War. In particular, students will review eight causes of the Civil War, the Election of 1860 (Abraham Lincoln), key battles including the Battle at Gettisbury, Chicamauga, the prison at Andersonville, The Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea.

 

Week of 01-01-2018

Happy New Year!!

This week, students will particpate in a class Geography Bee on Thursday and Friday. 

 

Week of 12-18-2017

This week, students will continue to review the causes of the American Civil War including sectionalism.  Students will analysis maps and identify key differences between the North and the South during the early to mid 1800's.   Students will also list other factors that contributed to the American Civil War including slavery as an economic institution in southern states. 

 

Week of 12-11-2017

This week, students will continue to review the causes of the American Civil War.  Students will also review the role of Georgia during the American Civil War and during the Reconstruction period.

 

Week of 12-04-2017

This week, students will reveiw the causes of the American Civil War and the role Georgia played in the events that lead up to the "War Between States". Students will also continue to reveiw westward expansion and slavery.

 

Week of 11-27-2017

This week, students will continue to review U4~ Statehood.  Students will review the importance of Eli Whitney's cotton gin and railroads on the economy of Georiga.  Students will also review the events of the Trail of Tears that occurred in Georgia. 

 

Week of 11-13-2017

This week, students will continue to reveiw the reasons for westward movement in Georgia including the movement of Georgia's capital cities. Students will also review land distribution policies including the Headright system, Land lotteries, and Yazoo Land Fraud incident. Lastly, students will review the  establishment of the University of Georgia (UGA), and the forming of the first state constitution, Georgia's constitution of 1777.

 

Inportant dates to consider: 

U4 Summative Assessment~ Friday, November 17th

Thanksgiving Break~ next week:begining the week of November 20th.

 

Week of 11-6-2017

This week, students will review contiue to analyze the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and explain how those weaknesses led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution.   Students will also explain the reasons for the establisment of the University of Georgia, westward movement of Georgia's capitals, and land polices pursued in Georgia including the headright system, land lotteries, and the Yazoo Land Fraud.

Important Dates to Consider: 

U4 Checking for Understanding quiz  11/6

NO SCHOOL ~ Tuesday, November 7th

Warm-up Assessment ~Monday, November 13th

U4 Summative (Unit Test), Wednesday, November 15th

 

 

Week of 10-30-2017

This week, students will continue to analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revoluton.  In particularly, students will review Georgia's role in Revolutionary war battles including the Battle of Kettle Creek and the Siege of Savannah.  Students will also analyze the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and explain how those weaknesses led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution.

Some important dates to consider:

U4 Summative Assessment ~ Monday, November 6th (tentative)

Week of 10-23-2017

This week, students will analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolution.  Students will continue to review causes of the American Revolution including the French & Indian War, The Stamp Act, The Proclamation of 1763, and The Declaration of Independence.  Students will also review key battles of the American Revolution including the Battle of Kettle Creek and the Seige of Savannah. 

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, October 23rd ~ U4 Vocabulary Quiz

Wednesday, October 25th ~ Formative (causes of A.R.; Declaration of Independ.)

Friday, October 27th ~ U4 Formative Assessment (tentative)

Monday, November 6th ~ U4 Summative Assessment 

 

Week of 10-16-2017

This week, students will analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolution.  Students will also review five causes of the American Revolution including the French & Indian War, The Stamp Act, The Intolerable Acts, The Proclamation of 1763, and the Declaration of Independence.  Students will review U4 vocabulary in preparation of an assessment on  Monday, October 23rd. 

Important Reminders:

Early Release Days~ All this week; Monday, Oct. 16th -Friday, Oct. 20th due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.

 

Week of 10-09-2017

This week, students will analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revoutionary Era.  Students will explain the causes of the American Revolution and its impact on Georgia. Students will also review the forming of our nation begining with the 13 original British colonies, including the 13th colony, Georgia.

 

Important Reminders/dates to consider:

PSAT ~ administered on Tuesday, October 10th

Early Release Day~ Thursday, October 12th  (dismissial @ 1:30)

Conference Week~ October 16th-20th.  

 

Week of 10-02-2017

This week,students will explain reasons for European exploration and colonization, evaluate the impact of Spanish exploration on Native American cultures in Georgia, and analyze and explain the transformation of Georgia from a Trustee colony to a Royal colony.

Important dates and considerations: 

U3 vocabulary quiz part II ~ Monday, October 2nd

U3 Test ~ Wednesday, October 3rd (possibly Oct. 4th)

8th grade PSAT test ~ Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

End of 1st Nine weeks ~ Friday, October 6th, 2017

PMS Picture Day ~ Friday, October 6th, 2017

Week of 9-18-2017

This week, students will continue to review European exploration and colonization. Students will begin a mini DBQ (Document Based Question) activity regarding the establishment of the Georgia colony.  In addition, students will review reasons for European colonization and explain the impact of colonization on the American Indian culture. 

Important Dates to remember: 

Monday, September 18th (U3 vocabuarly quiz I)

Monday, October 2nd (U3 vocabulary quiz II)

Wednesday, October 4th (U3 Test)

Monday, September 25th - Friday, September 29th ~ Fall Break~ No SCHOOL!

 

Week of 9-11-2017

SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO WEATHER:  MONDAY, 9/11 & TUESDAY, 9/12 

This week, students will review U3's vocabulary and begin to study the reasons for European exploration of the new world.  Students will also review the reasons for the founding of the colony of Georgia by the English.  

Important dates to consider: 

Vocabulary quiz I (terms 1-15)  Monday, September 18th, 2017

Vocabulary quiz II (16-30) Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Unit Test ~ U3 *** tentatively***  Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

FALL BREAK MONDAY, SEPT. 25TH - FRIDAY SEPT. 29TH, 2017 

 

Week of 9-04-2017

Monday, September 4th, 2017~ No School

This week, students will review Georgia's geography and the Mississippian Native American culture.   In addition, students will begin unit three on exploration and colonization. Students are encouraged to study unit 3 notes each night. A vocabulary quiz on unit three's vocabulary words will be scheduled in the next coming week or so.   

 

Week of 8-28-2017

This week, students will continue to review the geography of Georgia and the American Indians who lived in Georgia at the time of European exploration.  This Wednesday, August 30th, students will be administered the unit assessment on Unit 2. Students should study their notes, maps, and any reading assignments in preparation for the unit test.  A condensed study guide for unit 2 will be given to students as a supplemental resource on Monday, August 28th, just in case students have misplaced some of their unit 2 materials.  

Also, on Monday, August 28th, students will be administered a vocabulary quiz on the second part of Unit 2's vocabulary. 

Lastly, later this week, students will begin the next unit; Unit 3: Exploration and Colonization.  On Thursday, students will recieve a list of Unit 3's vocabulary words.  A quiz date for Unit 3 vocabulary will be given to students later during the week.  Parents, please do not forget the following important dates: 

Early release day:  Wednesday, August 30th

Labor Day observance: Monday, September 4th  (NO SCHOOL)

 

Week of 8-21-2017

This week, students will record cloze notes on Unit 2: Georgia's Geography and American Indians.  Students will also complete an "Almost There" activity sheet and take a vocabulary quiz on terms 1-18.  The remaining terms will be assessed the following week.  Students, please study!

 

Unit 2: Vocabulary Quiz dates: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 1-18;  Monday, August 28th, 2017 19-36

 

Week of 8-14-2017

This week, students will continue to review basic geography skills.  Students will review the enduring themes in Social Studies, review Unit 2 vocabulary words, and map Georgia.

 

Week of 8-7-2017

This week, students will review the four domains in Georgia Studies. Students will also review the nine enduring themes in Social Studies.  Lastly, students will begin Unit 2: Georgia and American Indians with unit vocabulary.

 

Week of 7-31-2017

   Welcome Back To School, Students!