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Communication lines are OPEN!!  

Attention Parents of Dr. Gaither's Social Studies Class for the 2016-2017 school year

Welcome to a new and exciting school year!  There are multiple ways that I will communicate with my scholars and you.  Below is a list of ways that you will receive information and be able to stay informed of what's happening in our Georgia Studies class.

1.   REMIND 101--Please sign up if you have'nt done so.  Please obtain the code from me.

2.  Turner Middle School's Website:  Just click on School Staff, locate my name and waa...laa....(you're there)!  Here, you will find general information for the class.

3.   Infinite Campus: Grades are updated weekly!--Please stay informed...

4.   Schoology:  This is our online classroom where students can find everything that they need from class resources, vocabulary, assignments and due dates, online class textbook, helpful class resource links, and messages from me as well as a means for students to communicate with me regarding any questions or concerns, etc..

5.   Email: Please email me personally with any concerns or questions @

6.   Monthly (by units) Newsletter

7.  Phone:  770-651-5576

Curriculum Pacing Calendar and Units for 8th Grade SS  


An Overview of the Curriculum Map for Georgia Studies



Overview of the 8 Core Themes of 8th Grade Social Studies for Enduring Understandings.

Unit 1

Geography and the Regions of Georgia

Unit 2

Prehistoric; Exploration and Colonization

Unit 3

Statehood: Early History

Unit 4

Foundations of Government

Unit 5

Civil War and Reconstruction

Unit 6

The New South

Unit 7

20th Century: World War I

Unit 8

20th Century: World War II and Post World War II Georgia

Unit 9

Civil Rights

Unit 10

Modern Georgia

Unit 11

State and Local Government

Unit 12

Adult and Juvenile Justice

Unit 13

Personal Finance


Georgia Milestones Testing!