The Georgia Cyber Academy Social Studies course is 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.
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The Social Studies curriculum includes all components of the Georgia Performance Standards. Please click the link to view Social Studies GPS requirements for 6th – 8th grades.
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. 6th 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. 7th grade students will focus on Asia and Africa.
Grade 8 Social Studies: Georgia Studies
The GA studies course is designed to help achieve student understanding in the development of Georgia as a state. In the course, the student will also discover how Georgia played a role in United States and World history.