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Social Studies Department 

As part of the social studies program, students are provided with learning opportunities that enable them to grow in their ability to think clearly and to integrate significant facts, concepts and generalizations from history and the social sciences into their own experiences. Students should develop useful skills for obtaining knowledge, devising questions and engaging in problem-solving techniques through active involvement in the curriculum. Equally important, they should learn how to analyze issues from multiple perspectives and to test the validity of ideas apart from the sources of those ideas. They should also be encouraged to develop connections among ideas and events both past and present that will promote cooperative and constructive solutions to problems and issues.

The social studies curriculum is designed to increase student knowledge of the world and promote greater awareness of its diverse ethnic and cultural elements. It also reinforces the understanding of how a highly differentiated U.S. society maintains cohesion through adherence to the principles found in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. As members of that society, students are entitled to expect that their concerns and their social origins have a place in the social studies curriculum, and that they will acquire the skills, knowledge and perspectives necessary to achieve success in this global age.

 

Sixth Grade - Physical and Cultural Geography of the Modern World

The emphasis in sixth grade is on the geographic and cultural study of selected regions:  Europe, Latin America, Canada and Australia.  Each unit focuses on a geographic overview, historic development, people and culture, political systems and economic systems.

 

Seventh Grade - World Geography and History

The emphasis in seventh grade is on the geographic and cultural study of selected regions:  the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  Each unit focuses on a geographic overview, historic development, people and culture, political systems and economic systems.

 

Eighth Grade - Georgia and the American Experience

Students trace the history of Georgia in the context of the development of the entire United States.  A chronological focus includes a geographic overview and early inhabitants, the foundation of Georgia in the 18th century through the state's development in the 20th century.  Students also examine the characteristics of state government, public issues, citizen rights and responsibility, and contemporary and historical comparisons of state and national political institutions.

Georgia History 

 

Teachers

Eric Adkins - 6th 

 

Royanne Baer - 8th Ellen Cargill - 7th

Monica Ferrari -6th 

Nancy Grimes - 7th

 - 8th

 

 6th Helen Panos - 6th

 

 

Social Studies Textbooks Online

6th Grade - The World and Its People

8th Grade -
Georgia and the American Experience

 

Social Studies 

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