Shiloh Middle School Compact Update

Social Studies Review Kit (Semester 1)

Mastery is the Goal!

First Semester is over and it is time to review some key and often problematic standards in Social Studies. As you know, our data from last year's assessments show an overall weakness in the area of Social Studies. For this reason, Social Studies is our compact focus for the 2015-2016 school year and we want to provide extra support in this area. Take a moment to review the resources below to help your child master our selected standards. The difference could be nothing short of AMAZING! Go Generals!

Goals for Semester 1 (Part I)

6th Grade

What Your Student Needs to Know:


SS6G5 The student will locate selected features of Canada.

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the St. Lawrence River,

Hudson Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, the Great Lakes, Canadian Shield, and

Rocky Mountains.


Practice Here (printable blank map included)


SS6G8 The student will be able to locate selected features of Europe.

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Danube River, Rhine

River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees,

Ural Mountains, Iberian Peninsula, and Scandinavian Peninsula.

b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.


Practice Here (with rivers)

Practice Here (with other physical features)

Printable Blank Map of Europe


*Lastly, your child must know how the location, climate, and natural resources of the above countries affect where people live and how they trade. Hint: most major cities in any country are near a water source for agricultural/farming purposes. We need water to live ;-). As far as trading....what is each country known for producing? What is their major industry?


Want even more help? Use what many teachers use for Europe or Canada (start on page 7). Also, don't forget about additional resources available on the social studies teacher's My eClass Page/website and on Study Island. All students have log in information for Study Island. Interactive Sites for Education is a pretty cool site for games and such. Check it out here! Clickable Map quizzes here!

7th Grade

What Your Student Needs to Know:


SS7G5 The student will locate selected features in Southwestern Asia (Middle East).

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Euphrates River, Jordan River, Tigris River, Suez Canal, Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, and Gaza Strip.

b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the nations of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.


Practice Here

Blank Map of SW Asia w/quiz

SW Asia w/Rivers



SS7G1 The student will locate selected features of Africa.

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert.

b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.


Practice Here

Africa physical features

Printable Blank Map of Africa


*Lastly, your child must know how the location, climate, and natural resources of the above countries/continent affect where people live and how they trade. Hint: most major cities in any country are near a water source for agricultural/farming purposes. We need water to live ;-). As far as trading....what is each country known for producing? What is their major industry?


Want even more help? Use what many teachers use for Middle East/Southwest Asia or Africa. Also, don't forget about additional resources available on the social studies teacher's My eClass Page/website and on Study Island. All students have log in information for Study Island. Interactive Sites for Education is a pretty cool site for games and such. Check it out here! Clickable Map quizzes here!

8th Grade

What Your Student Needs to Know:


SS8H6 The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia.

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.


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.


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.


Civil War Unit Cheat Sheet Summary (listed as Unit 7 summary)

http://www.cobblearning.net/mshort/category/notes-unit-4/

(Blank Civil War Study Guide and the Answer Key)

http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (search topic for info)

http://www.gpb.org/georgiastories/story (search topic for a short video)


Want even more help? Use what many teachers use for the Civil War Unit (pgs 32-45). Also, don't forget about additional resources available on the social studies teacher's My eClass Page/website and on Study Island. All students have log in information for Study Island. Interactive Sites for Education is a pretty cool site for games and such. Check it out here!

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Now you have what you need to get started....Let's get busy!

Have questions about how to use the resources given? Need a hard copy of one of the resources? Need additional resources? Don't hesitate to contact me at bishonna_jones@gwinnett.k12.ga.us .

Goals for Semester 2 "Government" Coming Soon!