Testing for the Georgia Milestone Assessment System is right around the corner and in preparation, our state Department of Education (DOE) has provided many resources to help students hunker down and get ready to showcase their knowledge of Georgia social studies.
Enthusiastic educators from around the state have also come up with a slew of creative ways to help 8th graders have a little fun as they review our unique state history, geography, government, and economics.
Here are five ideas to try in your own classroom.
5. REVIEW AND RECALL
Besides study guides and practice problems for both the Milestones and former CRCT assessments, the Georgia DOE has set up a handy practice site for students to give testing a spin. Follow the embedded links to each resource below.
- 2013-14 CRCT Study Guide (pp. 82-101)
- 2015-16 Milestone Assessment Study Guide
- 2016-17 Milestone Assessment Study Guide
- 2017-18 Milestone Assessment Study Guide
- Milestones Practice Test
4. QUALITY QUIZZING
Whether you are a fan of Jeopardy, Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet, or all of the above, some sporting Georgia studies teacher has created a perfect milestone review for you. A search for “Georgia Studies” on each site will bring up dozens of options, and embedded below are a few especially meaty links to get you started.
GPB’s free digital textbook includes selected response quizzes for each of the book’s thirty chapters. All 300 questions provided are directly aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards for 8th grade social studies and can be accessed interactively by students at the end of every chapter. Teachers can also find answers to the questions and a printable PDF version of each quiz in the teacher edition of the textbook.
GPB's Georgia Studies digital textbook quizzes are also available to import into the Socrative assessment app - the link above will take you to a PDF listing all the import codes.
Look for the three-part review (with over 200 questions) created by cmunoz; follow the embedded link above to access part one.
This comprehensive 80-question quiz was created by laurenadams30705.
This collection of 927 flash cards by regel_jackson covers just about everything!