This Is Georgia

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Welcome to This Is Georgia, created by Dana Farr! Find resources for your Georgia Studies classroom here.
 
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New - updated for the Georgia Standards of Excellence! For years, Georgia Studies educators across the state used the GPS version of these review guides to help teach Georgia Studies. Now, these review guides have been updated, re-written, and
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This first history review guide for "This Is Georgia" covers the first three GSE history standards - from American Indians to the American Revolution. This guide condenses information from Georgia's history into small pieces of information using
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This choice board offers student options in four tiers based on the elements of GSE SS8G1 - location, regions, physical features, and water. A rubric is attached for grading the choice board. This board is geared toward average and high learners.
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This 8-page review covers all of Georgia's government standards for Georgia Studies - from SS8CG1-SS8CG6. This review guide has been aligned with the new Georgia Standards of Excellence to summarize key components of Georgia's government.
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Part Three of the "This Is Georgia" series. This part covers Georgia Studies GSE from SS8H7-SS8H9 (New South - World War II).
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This second review guide for "This Is Georgia" covers the next three GSE history standards - from statehood to Reconstruction. This guide condenses information from Georgia's history into small pieces of information using kid-friendly language (and
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This Choice Board has three columns based on Georgia Studies GSE Standard SS8H7, which deals with the New South Era. The board is divided into social, economic, and political columns, with a reflection on the Leo Frank Case at the bottom.
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This the 4th and final history review guide for the Georgia Studies GSE. This guide covers post-WWII, the Civil Rights Era, and modern Georgia.
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This choice board covers American Indians and Exploration. There are three tiers - American Indians, European exploration, and Spanish exploration - all based on the GSE SS8H1. There are three choices for each tier, and students choose an
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This reading guide is designed to help students navigate the Declaration of Independence. A description at the top of the page helps summarize the Declaration of Independence, then students analyze the three parts of the document and answer
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This choice board covers standard SS8H11 that talks about Georgia's role in the Civil Rights Movement. This sheet addresses the role of individuals, groups, and events during this era. This version includes a rubric, a place for a reflection, and
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We know James Oglethorpe didn't have a social media page - but what if he did? This assignment creates a "GeorgiaGram" page for Oglethorpe with five social media "posts" that need to include five pictures and five short written "updates." The
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We know James Oglethorpe didn't have a social media page - but what if he did? This assignment creates a "GeorgiaGram" page for Oglethorpe with five social media "posts" that need to include five pictures and five short written "updates." The
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This quick and easy Milestone Review covers the heart of Georgia Studies history standards 1, 2, and 3. It quickly recaps the standard to remind students of the important events, people, and terms behind the first three history standards. Each
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This second Basics review covers the people, events, and important information from Georgia Studies standards SS8H4, SS8H5, SS8H6.
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This is a social media page for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students can pretend he had a social media page and post "updates" from the Civil Rights Movement. Hints are given to help students with what needs to be drawn and written. This template
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This vocabulary contains definitions, a column for writing a sentence based on the definitions, and a column to create a picture. This vocabulary is based on the Georgia Standards of Excellence, standard SS8G1.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have a MEd in Social Studies Education from North Georgia College and State University (Currently UNG). I currently hold a teaching certificate in 6-12 Social Studies Education, with certifications in History, Geography, Political Science, Behavioral Science, and Economics.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a huge fan of creativity, choice and voice, and of blended learning. Differentiation and a passion for my content drives my instruction.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

State DOE Leadership Training, 2016. Item and Data Review Training, 2016. Blueprint Committee Training, 2016. Hall County Ignite Presenter, 2016. Bright Ideas Award Grant Winner, 2016. Google Certified Educator, Level 1, 2017. Hall County Social Studies Middle Grades GSE Trainer, 2017. Teacher of the Year, East Hall Middle School, 2018.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I currently teach Georgia Studies (and Advanced Georgia Studies) at an award-winning Title-1 school in Hall County, Georgia. I deeply believe in differentiation, choice and voice, and to bring out the best in all learners. In one school year, I teach a gamut of learners - from non readers, non speakers, to gifted/advanced learners. I've used this spectrum to hone my differentiation skills and figure out the best way to address the needs of all my learners.

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Dana Farr - www.georgiastudies.org

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