...Home of the Dragons…
Mrs. Gaynelle Dicks
Course Syllabus and Objective 2022-2023
8th Grade Georgia Studies
In eighth grade, students study Georgia geography, history, government, and economics. While the four strands are interwoven, ample opportunity is also provided for in-depth study of the geography of Georgia and the government of Georgia. U.S. historical events are included, as appropriate, to ensure students understand Georgia’s role in the history of the United States.
Unit 1: Geography of Georgia to Colonization
Unit 2: Statehood, Civil War, Recon. A New South
Unit 3: The 20th Century: WWI through Post WWII
Unit 4: Civil Rights to Modern Georgia
Unit 5: Personal Finance
Grade 8 Clairmont Press- Georgia Studies- Grade 8 * online textbook access will be available from teacher
Major Course Projects and Instructional Activities
At the teacher’s discretion, at least one project will be assigned each 9-week grading period. This will be an extension or enrichment of the concepts discussed. Students will have adequate time to complete each project depending on the complexity of the task.
Course Assessment Plan
Students will receive a variety of assignments designed to enhance their learning. If a student is absent, the student is responsible for the missed assignment. Students who have an excused absence will be allowed five days to turn in the missed assignment. No work will be accepted after five days.
Evaluation (School wide Grading Policy)
• Minor Grades = 60% Examples include quizzes, labs, and other graded assignments to assess certain standards in a unit of study
. Minimum number of minor grades per 6-week progress report period = 5
• Major Grades = 40% Examples include unit tests, essays, research papers, project-based assignments, and other culminating assessments to measure mastery of standards that comprise a unit of study.
Minimum number of major grades per 6-week progress report period = 2
A (100-90) B (89-80) C (79-75) D (74-70) F (69-0) Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s grades using the district Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Please contact the front office for more information 706-737-7288.
- Students are expected to be ready to learn when they come to class. This means being on time, preparing materials and assignments.
- Students are expected to be respectful of other students, all adults, and their environment. 3. Students are expected to be responsible for their own actions, attitudes, and behavior. 4. Students will receive quizzes and tests/final exam. Written homework may not be assigned nightly. However, students are expected to review and study materials that we have covered during class. This will help keep them knowledgeable of the content.
- If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to obtain missed notes and assignments. 6. Students should take part in class discussions and be respectful of other’s opinions. 7. Students are required to follow all class rules, directions and instructions at all times. *** Students are expected to follow all school rules as found in the RCBOE Student Handbook. Violations will be handled per school policy. Cell phones are allowed only when approved by teachers for BYOT. Phones used in violation of policy will be handled per policy.
Students are expected to follow the classroom and school behavioral guidelines. In the event that disciplinary action is administered, the discipline policy outlined in the Student Handbook will be followed.
Extra Credit: (Georgia Studies)
Extra Credit will be allowed upon teacher's discretion
* 1 Small notebook used as agenda *Dividers (4-8 Total)
* 2 Composition Notebooks * Pens (black or blue pens, pencils) No Mechanical Pencils * 1 pack of Highlighters * Colored pencils or markers
* Donations appreciated for the following (optional)
* Kleenex * Glue Sticks
My contact information:
Front office: 706-737-7288
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