Georgia Standards of Excellence
GA.SS.8. Eighth Grade - Georgia Studies
SS8H. Historical Understandings
SS8H7. Evaluate key political, social, and economic changes that occurred in Georgia during the New South Era.
SS8H7.b. Analyze how rights were denied to African Americans or Blacks through Jim Crow laws, Plessy v. Ferguson, disenfranchisement, and racial violence, including the 1906 Atlanta Riot.
SS8H11. Evaluate the role of Georgia in the modern civil rights movement.
SS8H11.b. Describe the role of individuals (Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis), groups (SNCC and SCLC) and events (Albany Movement and March on Washington) in the Civil Rights Movement.
SS8H11.c. Explain the resistance to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, emphasizing the role of Lester Maddox.
GA.IPS.8. Information Processing Skills
IPS.5. Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
IPS.11. Draw conclusions and make generalizations
GA.6-8.RHSS. READING STANDARDS FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES (RHSS) GRADES 6-8
Craft and Structure
L6-8RHSS4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
L6-8RHSS5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
L6-8RHSS10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.