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Grade 8 - Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

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Content Resources

8th Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies

Teacher Notes

8th Grade Teacher Notes

Teacher Content Videos

Georgia Geography


Personal Finance


Instructional Resources

8th Grade Curriculum Map

Eighth Grade Curriculum Map

Sample Units

Unit 1: Connecting Themes 
Unit 2: Geography of Georgia and the American Indians
Unit 3: Exploration and Colonization Source Set
Unit 4: Statehood Source Set
Unit 5: The Civil War Source Set
Unit 6: The New South Source Set
Unit 7: The 20th Century Source Set
Unit 8: Post WWII Georgia 
Unit 9: Civil Rights Source Set
Unit 10: Modern Georgia   Source Set
Unit 11: State and Local Government
Unit 12: Adult and Juvenile Justice System
Unit 13: Personal Finance

Distance Learning Resources

Unit 2: Topic - American Indians & Exploration in Georgia 

Unit 10: Topic - Geography and Transportation Systems of Georgia​

​​Conflict between Ukraine and Russia in 2022​​

Instructional Activity Videos

Colonial Georgia - 8H2

Westward Expansion in Georgia from 1789-1840 - 8H4

Social Studies Labs

 Unit 3: The Malcontents  PDF   PPT

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