Georgia’s Growing!!

Julia Turner
The Team 21: Acd. 4
Date Project is due
November 17, 2014
(5pts)
Georgia’s Growing!!

Introduction (10 pts)
Many kids in the United States have very little knowledge about the Western expansion. This is a very big
problem because the Western Expansion was a major part in the history of Georgia and the United States.
Sometimes, notes piled on top of notes allows the student to only memorize the unit, not learning it. The Kahoot
game and Prezi presentations could let the students interact with the unit and eventually learn it.
Prezis are very organized, and the Kahoot games will bring the fun in learning about the Western
Expansion. The two will cover all the topics on the Western Expansion. The students could easily learn with the
informational form of the prezis and the fun, game-like form of the Kahoots. Kahoots allow the students to use
their own devices to play the game, which makes the game more appealing. The Prezi has cool graphics and
designs that will also interest the students. Hopefully these two presentations will excite and help students with
the Westward expansion unit.

Essential/Driving Research Question (5 pts)
1. What problem or issues have you discovered that needs to be solved?
Students listen to a teacher lecture about a unit one day, and completely forget it the next. If students
work this way, they will not learn, and the information would be lost come test time.
2. What proposals do you have in order to help solve the identified issues?
Active learning improves a student’s understanding and memorization of a subject. A fun, interactive
game like Kahoot will ensure that students will remember and understand the information.

Standards (30 pts.)
8th Grade Georgia Studies
Category- Ex. Analyze t
1. Standards / AKS (write out entire standard that fits under category)
Explain significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United
States between 1789 and 1840 (GPS) (8SS_E2007-36)
36a - analyze the establishment and growth of the University of Georgia, Louisville, and the spread of
Baptist and Methodist churches

36b - evaluate the impact of land policies pursued by Georgia to include the head right system, land
lotteries, and the Yazoo land fraud
36c - defend how technological developments impacted Georgia’s growth to include the cotton gin and
railroads
36d - analyze the events that led to the removal of the Creeks and Cherokees including the roles of
Alexander McGillivray, William McIntosh, Sequoyah, John Ross, the Dahlonega Gold Rush, Worcester
v. Georgia, Andrew Jackson, John Marshall, and the Trail of tears
VOCABUARY: In every single project make sure you ALWAYS list the vocabulary (THIS SHOULD BE
WORDS YOU LEARNED THROUGH YOUR RESEARCH.
Head right system: A system in which each white male counted as the “head” of a family and has the right to
receive up to 1000 acres.
Cash Crops: A crop produced for its value.
Commercial Agriculture: A kind of agriculture done by farmers who only grow food for the crops’ value.
Subsistence Agriculture: Another kind of agriculture that is done by farmers who only grow food for
themselves.
Trail of Tears: The removal of the Indians from Georgia: they were moved to Oklahoma
Public Domain: land owned by state or federal government
Intended Outcome (10 pts)
My group and I have very high expectations for our Western Expansion Project. The best hope that my group
and I can hope for in this project is to help many students, and even adults, that are struggling to understand the
period of Western expansion in the United States. We also hope that our project can help people gain more
knowledge about Georgia’s growth and expansion. Our project should, hopefully, be full of information about
the western expansion and be able to teach new concepts about the western expansion to people who look at it.
It should also go above and beyond the standards. Lastly, I believe that this project should be purposeful and be
useful to anyone who might view it. It should be easy to understand, as well as neat.

Group Member and Job Assignment (10 pts)
Caroline: prezi on 36a- analyze the establishment and growth of the university of Georgia, Louisville, and the
spread of Baptist and Methodist churches
Zenia: Prezi on 36c- defend how technological developments impacted Georgia’s growth to include the cotton
gin and railroads
Julia: Prezi on 36d - analyze the events that led to the removal of the Creeks and Cherokees including the roles
of Alexander McGillivray, William McIntosh, Sequoyah, John Ross, the Dahlonega Gold Rush, Worcester v.
Georgia, AndrewJackson, John Marshall, and the Trail of Tears
All: kahoot on 36d - analyze the events that led to the removal of the Creeks and Cherokees including the roles
of Alexander McGillivray, William McIntosh, Sequoyah, John Ross, the Dahlonega Gold Rush, Worcester v.
Georgia, Andrew Jackson, John Marshall, and the Trail of Tears

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(Everything above this line should be completed on the first week of a project; everything below the line should
be completed by the day the project is due.)
Result (10 pts)
Describe what result you actually accomplished through the project (Minimum of two full paragraphs; should
specifically detail if your intended result fits the final result and how; should explain the final product--its use;
its dimensions (if applicable); its physical description; its usefulness to others, etc.)
Reflection (10 pts)
reflect on what you learned. (Minimum of one, six sentence paragraph; concentrate on what AKS you really
learned; what do you know now that you didn’t before; how was the project helpful; what were the problems
with the project; what will change in the future; how does this project compare to projects of the past?) NOTE:
The reflection should be different for each group member!
References (10 pts)
List all references and resources used in project (APA or MLA acceptable but should be consistent) Link to The
Owl at Purdue
There should be a minimum of 3 (three) resources listed.