Georgia Standards 8th Grade Social Studies Activities
Printable Eighth Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides.
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GA.CC.L6-8RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
L6-8RH4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
L6-8RH5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
LITCC6-8RHSS10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
GA.SS8. Georgia Studies
SS8CG. Government/Civic Understandings
SS8CG1. The student will describe the role of citizens under Georgia's constitution.
SS8CG1.e. Explain the role of political parties in government.
SS8E. Economic Understandings
SS8E3. The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia's economic growth and development.
SS8E3.a. Define profit and describe how profit is an incentive for entrepreneurs.
SS8E3.b. Explain how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services to start a business.
SS8E4. The student will identify revenue sources and services provided by state and local governments.
SS8E4.a. Trace sources of state revenue such as sales taxes, federal grants, personal income taxes, and property taxes.
SS8H. Historical Understandings
SS8H1. The student will evaluate the development of Native American cultures and the impact of European exploration and settlement on the Native American cultures in Georgia.
SS8H1.b. Evaluate the impact of European contact on Native American cultures; include Spanish missions along the barrier islands, and the explorations of Hernando DeSoto.
SS8H1.c. Explain reasons for European exploration and settlement of North America, with emphasis on the interests of the French, Spanish, and British in the southeastern area.
SS8H11. The student will evaluate the role of Georgia in the modern civil rights movement.
SS8H11.a. Describe major developments in civil rights and Georgia's role during the 1940s and 1950s; include the roles of Herman Talmadge, Benjamin Mays, the 1946 governor's race and the end of the white primary, Brown v. Board of Education, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 1956 state flag.
SS8H11.b. Analyze the role Georgia and prominent Georgians played in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s; include such events as the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Sibley Commission, admission of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter to the University of Georgia, Albany Movement, March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, the election of Maynard Jackson as mayor of Atlanta, and the role of Lester Maddox.
SS8H2. The student will analyze the colonial period of Georgia's history.
SS8H2.a. Explain the importance of James Oglethorpe, the Charter of 1732, reasons for settlement (charity, economics, and defense), Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and the city of Savannah.
SS8H2.c. Explain the development of Georgia as a royal colony with regard to land ownership, slavery, government, and the impact of the royal governors.
SS8H3. The student will analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolution.
SS8H3.a. Explain the immediate and long-term causes of the American Revolution and their impact on Georgia; include the French and Indian War (i.e., Seven Years War), Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts, and the Declaration of Independence.
SS8H3.b. Analyze the significance of people and events in Georgia on the Revolutionary War; include Loyalists, patriots, Elijah Clarke, Austin Dabney, Nancy Hart, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton, Battle of Kettle Creek, and siege of Savannah.
SS8H4. The student will describe the impact of events that led to the ratification of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
SS8H4.a. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of both the Georgia Constitution of 1777 and the Articles of Confederation and explain how weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation led to a need to revise the Articles.
SS8H5. The student will explain significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United States between 1789 and 1840.
SS8H5.c. Explain how technological developments, including the cotton gin and railroads, had an impact on Georgia's growth.
SS8H5.d. Analyze the events that led to the removal of Creeks and Cherokees; include the roles of Alexander McGillivray, William McIntosh, Sequoyah, John Ross, Dahlonega Gold Rush, Worcester v. Georgia, Andrew Jackson, John Marshall, and the Trail of Tears.
SS8H6. The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia.
SS8H6.a. Explain the importance of key issues and events that led to the Civil War; include slavery, states' rights, nullification, Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and the Georgia Platform, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Dred Scott case, election of 1860, the debate over secession in Georgia, and the role of Alexander Stephens.
SS8H6.b. State the importance of key events of the Civil War; include Antietam, Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the Union blockade of Georgia's coast, Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, and Andersonville.
SS8H6.c. Analyze the impact of Reconstruction on Georgia and other southern states, emphasizing Freedmen's Bureau; sharecropping and tenant farming; Reconstruction plans; 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the constitution; Henry McNeal Turner and black legislators; and the Ku Klux Klan.
SS8H7. The student will evaluate key political, social, and economic changes that occurred in Georgia between 1877 and 1918.
SS8H7.b. Analyze how rights were denied to African-Americans through Jim Crow laws, Plessy v. Ferguson, disenfranchisement, and racial violence.
SS8H7.d. Give reasons for World War I and describe Georgia's contributions.
SS8H8. The student will analyze the important events that occurred after World War I and their impact on Georgia.
SS8H8.b. Explain economic factors that resulted in the Great Depression.
SS8H8.d. Discuss the effect of the New Deal in terms of the impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Agricultural Adjustment Act, rural electrification, and Social Security.
SS8H9. The student will describe the impact of World War II on Georgia's development economically, socially, and politically.
SS8H9.a. Describe the impact of events leading up to American involvement in World War II; include Lend-Lease and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
SS8H9.b. Evaluate the importance of Bell Aircraft, military bases, the Savannah and Brunswick shipyards, Richard Russell, and Carl Vinson.
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