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MS Social Studies 8th Grade

MS Social Studies 8th Grade

We are excited to begin offering our shared resources in an updated format.  We will be providing a Canvas Public Course on the website.  This course will be available in the new format May 1, 2021.  If you have embedded links in a course you offer, links will need to be updated prior to May 31.  Questions can be sent to esource@gavirtualschool.org.

 

Here is a sample of the Public Course Format. (Chrome is the preferred browser) 

Canvas Public Course:  MS Social Studies 8th Grade

 

Geography of Georgia 

  Geography of Georgia Module Overview
  Georgia's Location and Region
  Unique Climate and Physical Features
  Major Transportation Systems


Early People of Georgia 

 

  Early People of Georgia Module Overview
  Early Native American Cultures
  European Exploration and the Impact on Native American Cultures
  European Exploration and Settlement of North America


Georgia in the Colonial Period 

 

 

  Georgia in the Colonial Period Module Overview
  The 13th Colony and James Oglethorpe
  Trustee Period in Colonial Georgia
  Spanish Threat from Florida
  Georgia as a Royal Colony


The American Revolution and Freedom

 

 

  The American Revolution and Freedom Module Overview
  The American Revolution; Causes and Impact
  The Revolutionary War: People and Events in Georgia
  Georgia Constitution of 1777 and Articles of Confederation
  Georgia’s New Constitution


The Development of the State of Georgia 1789-1840

 

 

  The Development of the State of Georgia 1789-1840 Module Overview
  Land Policies
  Significant Georgia Establishments
  Early Technological Developments
  Removal of the Creeks and Cherokee from Georgia


Civil War and Reconstruction

 

 

  Civil War and Reconstruction Module Overview
  Issues Events: Slavery
  Events Leading Up to the War: States' Rights
  Civil War in Georgia
  Reconstruction


Political, Social, and Economic Changes in Georgia 

 

 

  Political, Social, and Economic Changes in Georgia Module Overview
  People and Events: Impact and Change in Georgia after Reconstruction
  Social Injustice Based on Race in the South Continues
  Early Civil Rights Activists
  World War I and Georgia


Post-WWI Georgia

 

 

  Post-WWI Georgia Module Overview
  Cotton Production Obstacles
  The Great Depression and Georgia
  Political Career of Eugene Talmadge
  The New Deal and Its Impact on Georgia


The Impact of World War II on Georgia

 

 

  The Impact of World War II on Georgia Module Overview
  The Events Leading Up to WWII
  Military Bases and Production in Georgia
  The Holocaust
  President Roosevelt and His Ties to Georgia


Georgia’s Development after WWII 

 

 

  Georgia’s Development after WWII Module Overview
  Georgia's Growth and Transformation Away From Agriculture
  Development in Georgia
  Progressive Accomplishments of Ellis Arnall


Georgia in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

 

 

  Georgia in the Modern Civil Rights Movement Module Overview
  Developments In The Civil Rights Movement: 1940s-1950s
  Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Developments In The Civil Rights Movement: 1960s-1970s
  Impact of Andrew Young


Social and Political Change in Georgia after 1970 

 

 

  Social and Political Change in Georgia after 1970 Module Overview
  End of the County Unit System
  The 1996 Olympics
  Rise of the Two Party System
  Jimmy Carter
  The Importance of New Immigrant Communities in Georgia


Government and Civic Understandings

 

 

  Government and Civic Understandings Module Overview
  Georgia's Constitution
  The Legislative Branch in Georgia’s Government
  The Executive Branch in Georgia’s Government
  The Judicial Branch in Georgia’s Government
  Local Governments in Georgia
  Juveniles in Georgia’s Justice System
   

Economic Understandings