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By A Focus on the Past
This worksheet gives students a table of characteristics of Georgia's geographic regions. Students will group these characteristics into the proper geographic region. A great way to review the key characteristics of Georgia's five regions with
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$2.00
2 ratings
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By A Focus on the Past
Test on Georgia's Geography which assesses Georgia Performance Standard SS8G1. Test contains 37 questions and assesses in a variety of different ways. You could also use this as a in class review. Also aligns with my review sheets which are
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$2.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By A Focus on the Past
This 25 question review covers the Prehistoric Native Americans standard SS8H1a. It can be used as an in class review or activity or as a quiz. SS8H1 The student will evaluate the development of Native American cultures and the impact of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Native Americans
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By A Focus on the Past
This is a quick 10 question fill in the blank vocabulary worksheet with a word bank. Covers the some of the key people from SS8H2. I often used these as quick reviews of our "Key Terms" at the beginning of class or a quick assessment at the end of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$1.00
5 ratings
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By A Focus on the Past
Georgia Studies: Two Worlds Collide Study Guide covering Geography, Native Americans, & Exploration, & Colonization Study Guide contains 35 questions to help students review the standards. SS8H1 The student will evaluate the development
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By A Focus on the Past
Causes of the American Revolution Crossword Puzzle. Contains 21 key clues. Answer key is included.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
2 ratings
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By A Focus on the Past
This is a 16 question fill in the blank vocabulary worksheet with a word bank which covers the causes of the American Revolution. I often used these as quick reviews of our "Key Terms" at the beginning of class or a quick assessment at the end of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$1.00
4 ratings
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By A Focus on the Past
This 74 question review covers Georgia Studies topics of Geography to the Civil War.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Test Prep
$3.50
3 ratings
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By A Focus on the Past
This 30 question Geography review can be used in class as a review assignment or as a quiz covering SS8G1. SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location. a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
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By A Focus on the Past
Georgia's Geography Crossword Puzzle Contains 19 clues. Answer key included
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
3 ratings
3.9
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By A Focus on the Past
Africa’s Geography – STUDY GUIDE Covers Georgia 7th Grade GPS standards: SS7G1 – The student will located selected features of Africa. a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rainforest,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, African History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Assessment
$2.00
3 ratings
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By A Focus on the Past
Georgia Studies Milestone Jeopardy Review BUNDLE Includes: Jeopardy Board 1 Jeopardy Board 2 Jeopardy Board 3 BUY the BUNDLE and SAVE. This bundle will provide several hours of review enjoyment.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Games
$13.50
$12.00
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By A Focus on the Past
Southern & Eastern Asia Map Test Aligned with Georgia's 7th Grade Social Studies GPS Covers: - China - India - Indonesia - Japan - North Korea - South Korea - Vietnam - Gobi Desert - Himalayan Mountains - Korean Peninsula -
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
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By A Focus on the Past
Georgia Studies: Two Worlds Collide Performance Task There are five different performance task options which ask students to demonstrate their learning and understanding of the following Georgia Performance Standards for 8th Grade Georgia
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Assessment
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By A Focus on the Past
These worksheets are teacher created guided readings for Clairmont Press - Georgia: Its Heritage and Its Promise (ISBN: 9781567332186) This file contains the guided readings for Colonization. It covers: Chapter 9 Section 2, Chapter 9 Section 3,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Guided Reading Books
$3.50
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By A Focus on the Past
These worksheets are teacher created guided readings for Clairmont Press - Georgia: Its Heritage and Its Promise (ISBN: 9781567332186) This file contains the guided readings for Causes of the Civil War It covers: Chapter 15 Section 1, Chapter 15
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Guided Reading Books
$3.50
2 ratings
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By A Focus on the Past
Georgia Studies: Two Worlds Collide Jeopardy This Jeopardy Review Game covered Geography, Pre-historic Native Americans, & Exploration Covers the below standards: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and
Subjects:
Native Americans, U.S. History, Geography
Grades:
8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Games
$4.50
1 rating
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By A Focus on the Past
Project: Students will research one of the thirteen colonies and create a pamphlet/brochure to encourage settlers to come to their particular colony to settle. Requirements are provided and a grading rubric is attached. Includes follow-up writing
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Rubrics
$2.50
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By A Focus on the Past
Africa Political & Physical Map Quiz Meets the Georgia 7th Grade GPS standards. Required Knowledge: - Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) - Egypt - Kenya - Nigeria - South Africa - Sudan - South Sudan - Sahara - Sahel - Congo
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, African History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$2.00
1 rating
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By A Focus on the Past
Travel Brochure Project: Southern & Eastern Asia Contains directions, guided outline for the students, list of countries, and points based rubric.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Asian Studies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.50
1 rating
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught at the middle and high school level for over twelve years. Eight of those years I have taught 8th Grade Georgia Studies. I have also spent the past few years teaching AP US History. I have experience working with students of all backgrounds and abilities.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Collaborative learning, groups, hands on activities, guided readings, games, whiteboard review

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teaching American History Grant Recipient 2009-2012

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a specialist degree and am certified in history, political science, geography, behavioral sciences, economics, and reading. I am also gifted, special education, and ESOL certified.

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I have a strong passion for teaching and for crafting.

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