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Social Studies 8th Grade

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Grade 8

Georgia Performance Standards Self-Guided Tour for Teachers
7 Social Studies Standards Met

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SS8E2 The student will explain the benefits of free trade.

  1. Describe how Georgians have engaged in trade in different historical time periods.
  2. Explain Georgia’s role in world trade today.

SS8E3 The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia’s economic growth and development.

  1. Define profit and describe how profit is an incentive for entrepreneurs.
  2. Explain how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services to start a business.
  3. Evaluate the importance of entrepreneurs in Georgia who developed such enterprises as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Georgia-Pacific, and Home Depot.

 

Location- The Lobby

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Connections

There are a number of large decorated Coca Cola bottles located in the central area of the lobby as you arrive. About 200 countries were invited to decorate a bottle to represent their country.

 

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 1
(John Pemberton Invents Coca-Cola)

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Connections

This gallery showcases the invention of Coca-Cola. Students will notice the coupons in the glass case on the soda fountain and watch the short videos provided in the gallery.

 

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 3
(Early Marketing)

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Connections

This gallery showcases innovations in marketing by Asa Candler. Students will notice advertisement for Coca-Cola at 5 cents a glass.

 

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 4
(Early Bottling)

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Connections

This Milestones of Refreshment gallery showcases the growth of Coca-Cola bottling plants both nationally and internationally. Students will notice the yellow truck from Argentina.

 

Location-Milestones of Refreshment, Gallery 8
(International Expansion)

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Connections

Through a tour with the ambassador in this gallery, students will notice how Coca-Cola has played an important role in world trade.

 


 

Grade 8

Lesson Plan
7 Social Studies Standards Met

Made In Georgia!

Pre-visit Activity

SS8E3 The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia’s economic growth and development.

  1. Evaluate the importance of entrepreneurs in Georgia who developed such enterprises as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Georgia-Pacific, and Home Depot.

Objectives:

  1. Students will review the vocabulary word “entrepreneur”.
  2. Students will work in groups to research one of four companies started in Georgia.
  3. Students will work in groups to present this information to the class.

Materials

Time — Lesson opening and research – 3 days
Presentation of information -1 day

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Procedure

  1. Review with students the meaning of the word “entrepreneur”. Write down ideas on the board. Once a number of ideas are recorded, ask students to agree on a once sentence definition.
  2. Ask students to list large companies that are located in Georgia (The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, Georgia Pacific, Home Depot)
  3. Explain to students that these companies were started by entrepreneurs in the state of Georgia and have grown to become international companies.
  4. Ask students to break into small groups and brainstorm challenges an entrepreneur of one of these companies would have faced. Share with the class.
  5. Divide students into four groups. Put the name of each of the companies on a slip of paper and place it a bowl or hat. Have one person from each group pull out a slip of paper with the name of a company.
  6. Each group is responsible to research the entrepreneurs who started their chosen company, what challenges they faced, and what strategies they used to become successful. Students may use their textbook, the Internet, encyclopedia etc.
  7. Tell students they will have three days to research the information and construct a presentation.
  8. Tell students that they will need to present the information they discovered to the rest of the class. The group will need to decide how this information will be presented. Ideas include in a song, a play, posters, report, a TV program, etc.
  9. Ask groups to present their information on the day designated.

Closing

Tell students that they will see artifacts and memorabilia chronicling the beginnings of The Coca-Cola Company on their field trip to the World of Coca-Cola. They will be responsible for taking notes on the development of the company over time. Remind students to take complete notes, as these notes will be used for the post-visit activity.

Assessment

Assess the information presented by each group. Ask each group to write a one-paragraph assessment on each member of their group. Did they pull their weight? Were they cooperative? Were there problems? Use this information to give a grade to each group member.

Gifted Learners

Ask gifted learners to set up an interview with an executive in one of the Georgia companies discussed in the pre-visit lesson. They will construct a report about challenges and opportunities that company faces today.

 


Companies Make a Difference!

Post-Visit Activity

SS8E2 The student will explain the benefits of free trade.

  1. Describe how Georgians have engaged in trade in different historical time periods.

SS8E3 The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia’s economic growth and development.

  1. Evaluate the importance of entrepreneurs in Georgia who developed such enterprises as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Georgia-Pacific, and Home Depot.

Objectives

  1. Students will use their notes to write about the economic importance of The Coca Cola Company.
  2. Students will work in pairs to construct a written report.

Materials

Time — 1 Class Period

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Procedure

  1. Ask students to take out their notes from the field trip to the World of Coca-Cola attraction.
  2. Put students into groups of two.
  3. Pairs of students are responsible for using their notes to write a summary of how The Coca-Cola Company grew in importance. They will evaluate the influence of The Coca-Cola Company to Georgia‘s economic growth and development, and will explain how the company‘s ability to trade freely all over the world over time has helped them be successful. Remind students to include events in The Coca-Cola Company‘s history to support their ideas.

Closing

Conduct a class discussion of the benefits of a company‘s economic activity on the state and nation in which it operates.

Assessment

Use the written summary done in class as an assessment.

Accommodating English Language Learners

  1. Allow students to record their report on a tape recorder.
  2. Allow your student to work with a partner of higher ability.
  3. Allow your student to work with another adult in the school community.