Georgia Studies

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Teacher: Angie Nasrallah
Date/Time: Wednesday - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Recommended Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th
Department: History & Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th), Middle School (6th-8th)
Maximum Enrollment: 12

What is the history of your town? Why did Atlanta grow from a city of around 100,000 in 1950 to an urban center of over 4 million today?Where does the Chattahoochee River begin? Who were the three Georgia delegates to the Second Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence? You will discover the answer to these and many other questions about the great State of Georgia in this year long course. 

Georgia Studies is an interactive course immersing the student in living history, geography, field trips, research and reading. The course will provide a strong foundation for the study of American History in high school and beyond. 

Field trips: Atlanta History Center, the Etowah Indian Mounds, the Georgia Capitol, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Oakton Cemetery, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Minimum students:  6

Tuition:  $350 per semester or $650 for the year (if paid in full by Sept 5)

Supply fee: $75 / year paid by the first day of class (this fee covers some supplies and MAS administrative costs)

Textbooks:

We will use the Georgia Studies Digital Textbook, available FREE through GPB. The textbook can be accessed via desktop, laptop, or tablet.  

Georgia:  A State History by Buddy Sullivan provided for a small rental fee.

Requirements:

1. Google account and current Google email address

2. A laptop, desktop or tablet for reading and completing school work.  Smart phones are not suitable for student learning in this class.

3. Reliable Wifi

4. A reliable printer

5. A large spiral notebook and writing supplies