SS8H4 Events that will lead to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights

SS8H4 Events that will lead to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights

 

A. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the GA Constitution and the Articles of Confederation.

 

    Georgia’s first constitution was made in 1777. It was adopted in Savannah. One of the things that the constitution had done was create eight counties (Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Richmond, Liberty, and Wikes counties). The Constitution had many issues, some of them being that the constitution had created a troubled unicameral system. Another problem the constitution possessed was that the governor had little power. This was because the colonies had broken free and had no intentions of making “another Britain” where one man/woman held all the power. Instead they gave the majority of the power to the legislature.

    It was things like these that caused the constitution to be changed in 1789. Even though it was changed, it took the state many more times before they came up with the perfect constution.

 

    The Articles of Confederation was ratified by Georgia in 1778. It served as the first U.S. Constitution. The Articles, like Georgia’s constitution, had not been a good and stable constitution. This was because the government was weak, there was only one branch (legislative), and the states could issue their own paper money. Some of the good things were that the country could declare war/peace and create new states/territories.

 

    There were more liabilities that resulted from the articles than assets. When the government tried to put the Articles into action, it messed up everything. This caused another document to replace it. It was the U.S. Constitution.

 

B. Describe GA’s role in the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

 

    The Constitutional Convention of 1787 was a convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Representatives from all of the states attended. Georgia’s representatives were Abraham Baldwin and William Few. Both of the representatives signed the Constitution.

    

    Georgia liked the constitution partly because of its legislature. The constitution created the senate and the House of Representatives. The senate would take 2 representatives from each state. The House of Representatives would take in representatives based on the population of a state. Since Georgia was a small state, it approved and ratified the constitution in 1788.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Standard SS8H3

•          SS8H3 The student will analyze the role of Georgia in the American Revolution

•          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.

unit-4—almost-there—civil-war-and-reconstruction—study-guide

Unit 4 SUMMARY

Main Causes of the American Revolution

Long Term Causes

–        French and Indian War Debts

–        Taxation without Representation

–        Boston Massacre

–        Boston Tea Party

Immediate Causes

–        Battle of Lexington and Concord

–        Declaration of Independence

 French and Indian War    (AKA Seven Years War)

•          In the same year, 1754, that John Reynolds arrived in Georgia as Governor, England went to war with France.

•          The War was called the Seven Years War in Europe but called the French and Indian War in the Colonies because many of the Indians disliked the colonials taking more and more land so the Indians joined the French in the fight against the Colonists

•          Spain, who disliked the English, jumped in to help the French

•          It ended with a n English Victory and they signed the Treaty of Paris in 1763. They agreed to the following: (map before War)  (map after War)

–        France gave up all land in North America EAST of the Mississippi River

–        Spain gave up claim to Florida

–        Cherokee and Creeks gave up much of their land in GA

–    GA boundary was set as the Mississippi river to the West and St. Mary’s river to the South
        (Ga BEFORE and AFTER the French and Indian War)

Proclamation of 1763

King George II of England made an additional rule for the colonists at the end of the French and Indian War that said     
Colonists could NOT settle west of the Appalachian Mts    
          

British Controls or Laws that led to American Revolution

•         Stamp Act – Tax on any papers goods including newspapers and legal documents

•          Intolerable Acts – a series of laws passed by Parliament as a means to punish the colonists that included:

        –        Closed the Port of Boston until tea paid for

        –        No town meeting without Governor’s okay

        –        British citizens were to be tried in British Courts

        –        Quartering Acts – colonists had to house and feed British soldiers

Declaration of Independence

•          Written by Thomas Jefferson

•          Was a legal document that can be broken into 3 parts

        –        Part 1 – Preamble – this part lists the colonists ideas about democracy and self gov’t

        –        Part 2 – List of 27 grievances (complaints) against Great Britain

        –        Part 3 – declared the colonies independent of Great Britain

•          Was signed on July 4th, 1776

•          Signers from Ga –Lyman Hall, George Walton and Button Gwinnett

B. The student will analyze the significance of people and events in Ga during the Revolutionary War: include Loyalists, Patriots, Elijah Clark, Austin Dabney, Nancy Hart, Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton, Battle of Kettle Creek, and Siege of Savannah         

People To Know

•          Loyalist- AKA Tories- colonists that wanted to remain part of Great Britain

•          Patriots – AKA Whigs- Colonists that wanted to break away from Great Britain and form anew nation

•          Elijah Clark – Military leader from Ga that had several successful battles for GA

•          Austin Dabney – former slave that fought for the patriots in the Revolution

•         Nancy Hart – Patriotic woman that battled the British in the frontier of Ga. Only woman to have a county of Ga named after them

 Battles to know in Ga

•          Kettle Creek

            happened in Spring 1779

           American forces led by Elijah Clarke surprised and defeated British forces at Kettle Creek

           The British fled so fast that they left everything behind – even knocking their cooking kettles over                 into the creek as they hurriedly left (Hence the name Kettle Creek)

          Americans got badly needed supplies such as guns and ammo

          Never again did the Tories gather a large force in the backcountry

•          Siege of Savannah

            After the fall of Saratoga, French forces decided to help the colonists

            Fall 1779, Colonists and French forces began attacking Savannah

            Count Casmir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman, led a cavalry charge against the British in the city and was             killed in combat

            The siege failed and Savannah remained in British hands    

Colonists Win War  and Defeat Great Britain

•          1781 British General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia and marked the end of the American Revolution

•          It took awhile for British troops to leave America and especially GA where the king had remained in control for so long

War officially ended w/ Treaty of Paris 1783

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

The Colonial Period of Georgia’s History!

Unit Outline Title: From Exploration Through Independence

Unit Essential Question: How was the settlement and structure of the Georgia colony organized?

Unit Standards:

SS8H2 The student will analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history.

a. Explain the importance of James Oglethorpe, the Charter of 1732, and reasons for settlement (charity, economics, and defense), Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and the city of Savannah.

b. Evaluate the Trustee Period of Georgia’s colonial history, emphasizing the role of the Salzburgers, Highland Scots, malcontents, and the Spanish threat from Florida.

c. Explain the development of Georgia as a royal colony with regard to land ownership, slavery, government and the impact of the royal governors.

Unit 3 SUMMARY   – Study Guide and Notes for Unit 3

unit-2and3-almost-there—exploration-and-georgia-colonization-unit-test—study-guide

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Monday, August 27, 2012–Friday, August 31, 2012

 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Standard/Elements

SS8H1

a. Describe the evolution of Native American cultures (Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian) prior to European contact.

 

 

EQ: How did the Native American culture evolve?

Classwork:  Notes

unit-1—lesson-3—prehistoric-peoples-lecture-powerpoint-1

 

Notes:

Homework: Study

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Standard/Elements

 

SS8H1

a. Describe the evolution of Native American cultures (Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian) prior to European contact.

 

 

EQ: How did the Native American cultures evolve?

Classwork:  PAWM Graffiti Walk

 

Four chart papers will be arranged around the classroom labeled as:

  1. Paleo
  2. Archaic
  3. Woodland
  4.  Mississippian

 

Students will use all previous resources and travel to each station. They will write either a fact they have learned, a question they still have or create an illustration representing that station’s topic.

 

Notes:

Homework: Study

 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 

Standard/Elements

SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and

Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include

the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and

Barrier islands.

 

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.

a. Describe the evolution of Native American cultures (Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian) prior to European contact.

.

 

EQ: How do I show mastery of the standard?

Classwork: Students will review the material learned in standards SS8G1 and SSH1a for tomorrow’s test

 

 

 

Notes:

Homework: AC homework

 

Thursday,  August 30, 2012

 

Standard/Elements

 

SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and

Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include

the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and

Barrier islands.

 

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.

a. Describe the evolution of Native American cultures (Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian) prior to European contact.

 

EQ: EQ: Which standards based vocabulary have I mastered?

Classwork: TEST!

.

 

Notes:

Homework:

Friday, August 31, 2012

 

Standard/Elements

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.

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.

 

EQ: How did European exploration impact the development of Georgia and the natives?

 

EQ: What are the functions and the purpose of local government?

Classwork:  Review Hernando de Soto Expedition Background reading activity. 

 

Read About It!

An Age of Exploration. Students will read pages 104-106 in the textbook using popcorn reading. We will stop and discuss at all illustrations and maps.

 

 

Notes:

Homework:

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Monday, August 20, 2012 — Friday, August 24, 2012

Georgia Studies

Welcome Back, Falcons.  This year you will be learning about the geography, history, government, and economic system found right here in Georgia.

Monday, August  20, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: Why are knowing class procedures and rules important to my success in the classroom?

Classwork:  Georgia Map Activity

Homework:  Georgia Map Activity.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: Why are knowing class procedures and rules important to my success in the classroom?

Classwork: Geographic Regions of Georgia [Autosaved]

Homework: .

 

Wednesday,  August 22, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

Notes:      Geographic Regions of Georgia [Autosaved]

Classwork:

Project

3-D Georgia project 8.22.11

3-D Georgia project rubric 8.22.11

Thursday,  August 23, 2011

 

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

 

 Friday,  August 24, 2012

 

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

Classwork: Geographic Regions of Georgia [Autosaved] 

 other resources:

SS8G1 GA’s location and physical features

A. Locate GA in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

 

    The state of Georgia is in western and northern hemisphere. It is in the continent of North America and is one of the 50 states in the nation of the United States of America. Georgia is in the South-Eastern region of the country.  I have made a map that is included as an attachment. It shows Georgia’s location in the world.

 

B. Describe the five geographic regions of GA.

 

    Georgia has five regions. The First is in the TAG (Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia) corner. It is called the Appalachian Plateau. It is the smallest of the five regions.

    The second region is called Ridge and Valley. Ridge and Valley is the second smallest region and is home to the cities of Dalton and Ellijay.

    Then there is Blue Ridge. The Blue Ridge region is the 3rd smallest region and is home to both the Amicolola Falls and Tallulah Gorge.

    The Piedmont is the 4th region. It is the 2nd largest region. Atlanta is in this region.

    The last region is called the Coastal Plain. It is the largest and most southern region.     

    I have another map in the attachments section named “GA's Regions”. Click on it to view the map.

 

C. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of GA.

 

    The following physical features in Georgia will be located on the last map for this Unit.

They are: 

  1. Fall Line
  2. Okefenokee Swamp
  3. Appalachian Mtns.
  4. Chattahoochee River
  5. Savannah River
  6. Barrier Islands.

     There is an imaginary line that makes the border between the two regions; the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain.  This line is called the Fall Line.

     Down near the southern border of Georgia is the Okeefenokee swamp. It is one of Georgia’s 7 wonders.

     The Appalachian Mtns. southern start is in Northern Georgia in the Blue Ridge, Ridge and Valley, and Appalachian regions. It stretches all the way into Maine.

     One of Georgia’s two major rivers is the Chattahoochee River. It makes up Georgia’s western border with the neighboring state of Alabama. It is an important river that flows from and to Lake Lanier.

     The other important river is the Savannah River. It is in eastern Georgia and the northern part of the river is the border of Georgia and South Carolina.

     Near the eastern ocean coast of Georgia are a dozen of islands known as the Barrier Islands. They serve as a barrier by blocking large winds and waves from the motherland (Georgia). They are also serving as a tourist attraction and raise the state money and help the economy.

                

D. Evaluate the impact of climate on GA’s development.

 

     The climate of Georgia consists of four seasons, but the temperature is great for businesses. Our winters are cold, but not as cold as the states in the northern United States. Our summers are warm and can occasionally get really hot, but not as hot as Texas, Arizona, and Florida. This means that businesses have to pay less for both air conditioning and heat during the seasons.

     Also, Georgia has few experiences with extreme storms such as earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes. This means the businesses would not have to worry as much about these storms harming their workers and buildings as business owners and citizens of other states.

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Monday, August 13, 2012- Friday, August 17, 2012

Georgia Studies

Welcome Back, Falcons.  This year you will be learning about the geography, history, government, and economic system found right here in Georgia.

Monday, August  13, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: Why are knowing class procedures and rules important to my success in the classroom?

Classwork: License Plate Sheet

Homework: License Plate Sheet.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: Why are knowing class procedures and rules important to my success in the classroom?

 

Homework: .

Wednesday,  August 15, 2012

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

Notes:      Geographic Regions of Georgia [Autosaved]

Classwork:

Project

3-D Georgia project 8.22.11

3-D Georgia project rubric 8.22.11

Thursday,  August 16, 2011

 

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

 

 Friday,  August 17, 2012

 

Standard: SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

Standard Elements:

a. Locate Georgia in relation to region, nation, continent, and hemispheres.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.

d. Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgia’s development.

Essential Question: What is the location of Georgia and its physical features?

Classwork:

Homework:  Georgia’s Geographic Region Handout, due on Monday. This will be graded as homework.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Monday April 30, 2012–Friday, May 4, 2012

Essential Question(s):

Monday – How can I be financially responsible?

Tuesday – How should I write checks and balance my checkbook?

Wednesday – How do I build credit and avoid debt?

Thursday – Why is it important to create a budget and stick to it?

Friday – Why is it important to create a budget and stick to it?

 

 

 

Standards

 

SS8E5  The student will explain personal money management choices in terms of income, spending, credit, saving, and investing.

 

 

Vocabulary

Income

Spending

Credit

Debt

Debit

Saving

Interest

Investing

Transaction

Compound Interest

 

 

Classwork:

Game of Life

Students will randomly draw an occupation and corresponding salary (unemployed, hair dresser, Six Flags, policeman, doctor, etc.).   Then, students will be presented with decisions to be made (eat out or eat at home) and will have to flip a coin to make the decision.  Students will be required to keep track of what they have spent from their salary on a transaction register.

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized