Intended for middle grades social studies classes, the scavenger hunt serves as an excellent review or introduction to the state of Georgia's geography and physiography. Includes answer key!
The scavenger hunt covers Grade 8 Georgia Performance
Geography of Georgia comprehensive lesson with key notes (answer key included!) and PowerPoint presentation. This bundle is aligned with Grade 8 Georgia Social Studies Performance Standard:
Typically, this lesson will take 1-2 class periods if you
A great starter project for the school year! Get students thinking about how geography can play a role in everyday life. This project pertains to Georgia History/Studies, but can be modified to fit any social studies class.
This is a STEM related activity. Students will find locations and calculate cost to build bridges in our state. This pairs well with a science or math class working on a Popsicle bridge building project.
In this project, students are asked to write an essay arguing the following:
Revolutionary War: What would lead an American colonist to remain a Loyalist in the face of the rebellion against Great Britain after 1776?
This unit of study comes with
In this activity, teacher will select student groups to recreate famous or iconic images of early Georgia history. In my classroom, I like to make this a guessing game for students. I have a printed copy of the PPT and show student groups which
A fun review skit for students to act out comical representations of famous early Georgians. This skit will take about 10-15 minutes of class time. Possible extension activity is to have students then come up with their own skits!
Students must come up with enough points from the menu options to total 100 points. Activities range in Bloom's Taxonomy, with the more critical analysis/thinking items counting higher in terms of points. This activity hits GPS 8th grade standard
Fill in the blank activity worksheet for students aligned with GA Performance Standards:
SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.
SS8G2 The student will explain how the Interstate Highway System,
SS8H1b and SS8H1c. Teachers: This is designed as a 3 station review. For the first station you will need to supply the students with post-its, or you may change the activity to have them write on the board or large posters. For station two, students
This is a PowerPoint about Georgia's four prehistoric Native American cultures. This fits Georgia 8th grade social studies standards, but can be modified to fit younger grades as well. Great for note-taking!