Lesson Plan, Rubric


In this lesson plan, groups of students will research specifics on one region of Georgia and have class time each day to develop an argument for why their region would be the best place to live in the state. By Day 5, students will have organized their research and developed claims with research-based evidence and reasoning, participated in a debate, filled out a graphic organizer on the regions, and will have completed a virtual field trip of the 5 regions. An additional/optional argumentative writing assignment (with rubric) is included. All links, rubrics, and resources are attached to the plan!


  • Social Studies > History/Local
  • Social Studies > State History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


SS8G1 geography Georgia



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SS8G1.b: Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 8

Distinguish among the five geographic regions of Georgia in terms of location, climate, agriculture, and economic contribution.

SS8G1.c: Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence - Grade 8

Locate key physical features of Georgia and explain their importance; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.
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