Middle School Social Studies
Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) social studies courses are a culture-based curriculum. The GCA Social Studies Department will directly address Georgia Performance Standards in Class Connect sessions throughout the school year. The Online School (OLS) portion of the course, combined with direct teacher instruction and Study Island completion, is designed to elicit evidence of students' mandated mastery of the Georgia Performance Standards. The GCA social studies curriculum provides a holistic approach to the five themes of geography: location, place, movement, human-environment interaction, and region.
Middle School Social Studies Staff
Social Studies Chair:
- Class Connect instructional schedule
- Georgia Performance Standards
- K12-provided history textbooks
Course Curriculum Instructional Schedule
The social studies curriculum includes all components of the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Please click the link to view Social Studies GPS requirements for grades 6–8.
Grade 6 Social Studies: World Area Studies
Students will use the five themes of geography to explore different areas of the world. The five themes include location, place, movement, human–environment interaction, and region. Sixth-grade students will focus on Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Australia.
Grade 7 Social Studies: World Area Studies
Students will use the five themes of Geography to explore different areas of the world. The five themes include location, place, movement, human–environment interaction, and region. Seventh-grade students will focus on Asia and Africa.
Grade 8 Social Studies: Georgia Studies
The Georgia Studies course is designed to help students achieve an understanding of the development of Georgia as a state. Students will also discover how Georgia played a role in U.S. and world history.