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Welcome to 7 th Grade Social Studies!. 7A—Mrs. Nix. About Me Professionally…. Originally from Chattanooga, TN (Signal Mountain) Moved to Dalton, GA and graduated from high school there at Northwest Whitfield High - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies!7AMrs. Nix

  • Originally from Chattanooga, TN (Signal Mountain)Moved to Dalton, GA and graduated from high school there at Northwest Whitfield HighInspired by my mother who is also a 7th grade teacher (teaches AC Science at Vickery Creek Middle in Forsyth)Attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate school (BSEd.1999), completed my gifted certification there, and began grad. school there graduated from Kennesaw State University (MEd. 2006) 16th year teaching social studies (13 years at HTMS, 3 years in Athens)About Me Professionally

  • About Me PersonallyMoved to Atlanta in the summer of 2002 after getting married to my college sweetheart2 childrenPreston (5) and Blakely (2)HUGE Georgia Bulldogs fan & alumniThe beach is my happy place

  • Jennifer.Nix@cobbk12.org or mrsjennifernix@gmail.comJoin my Remind 101 for text updatesSubscribe to my blog feed and/or comment on my blog (I receive the questions)http://www.cobblearning.net/jennnix77/

    How can you get in touch with me?

  • Area of Study: The Eastern HemisphereGeography ReviewAsiaThe Middle EastAfricaWe will focus on geography, history, and culture along with application of material to present times.Goals: Writing through the curriculum (preparation for Honors and AP courses); Exceeding standards on CRCTCurrent Events presentations and discussionsStock Market GameGlobal AwarenessArt/S.S. connection

  • GeographyBasic map and globe skillsMap quizzesGlobal AwarenessPhysical and Human geographyDownload TapQuiz!

  • The Middle EastGeography, culture, history, religionsHistoric conflictsOil/EconomicsCommon misconceptionsCurrent conflicts

  • AfricaHistory, culture, geographyWildlife/ National ParksChange/ Progress4 unique regions:North AfricaEastern/Central AfricaWest AfricaSouthern Africa

  • AsiaGeographyFocus on India & Pakistan, China, Japan, North and South Korea, VietnamSpotlight on famous historic world leaders from AsiaWe end the year with a big history unit20th Century US/Asian relations

  • Writing Through the CurriculumSAT/ACT College entrance examsPreparation for high school honors or AP history coursesLife skill Application of language arts/writing skills to a given area of study to encourage future successExpect an essay question on every test & expect it to take me a week to grade!

  • Students will compete against their classmates along with other students across the state of Georgia.Begins in September (We compete in the Fall)Application of economic terms in real-world situationsSocial Studies/Math/Business ConnectionFun game with possible prizes!Stock Market Game

  • The Key to Success in Advanced Social StudiesApplication of knowledgeMotivation/effortWork completionThe Above and Beyond factor

  • Common Formative:*Why do people live where they live in the Middle East? (Give 3 reasons)