Field Trip Special Topics: Middle School

Listed below are some of the most often requested activities. These activities are designed for one class with 30 or less students. Activities can be adapted to various grade levels. For special request or additional information, please call 229-824-4104 ext.16.

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

All

SIXTH GRADE

SS.6.1 &SS.6.6 &SS.6.32
Locate the countries of Asia, the Middle East and Africa on a world map focusing on the work President and Mrs. Carter are involved in through The Carter Center. Teams will research, record data and report on results.

Allow 45 minutes.

SS.6.42
Place events in chronological order and make a timeline sequencing dates about President and Mrs. Carter.

Allow 45 minutes.

AE.6-8.1 &AE.6-8.13
Explores the scope of the agribusiness industry and production locally. (Students will have an opportunity to learn about Jimmy Carter as an agribusiness operator. The peanut production process will be discussed from seed to product and a tour of his childhood home and farm.

Allow 90 minutes.

SS.6.19 &SS.6.32
Work in a small group to analyze artifacts, record data and then report findings to class.

Allow 45 minutes.

 

SEVENTH GRADE

SS.7.19 &SS.7.32
Work in a small group to analyze artifacts, record data and then report findings to class.

Allow 45 minutes.

SS.7.41 &SS.7.42
Develop a timeline about Jimmy Carter. (Students will use the museum exhibits to develop a timeline about Jimmy Carter’s political career.

Allow 60 minutes.

FAD.7.18
Examines dances from 1920-40’s. (Students will tour the Boyhood Farm to learn about life styles, music, and participate in a dance from this era.)

Allow 90 minutes.

LA.7.49
Summarizes and records orally presented information by note taking, skimming, paraphrasing, and using exhibits for information. (Students will participate in a guided bus tour of the historic sites around Plains.)

Allow 60 minutes.

 

EIGHTH GRADE

LA.8.18
Interprets information presented orally. (Students participate in a tour of President Carter’s childhood home and farm.)

Allow 90 minutes.

LA.8.65
Writes paragraphs that unifies ideas and supporting details. (Students will use fountain pens and replica journals to complete a 1930’s “Ready Writing” about President Carter.)

Allow 30 minutes.

LA.8.15 & SS.8.32 & LA.8.27
Listens and responds to poems written by President Carter and conditions that affected Georgia during the 20 th century.

Allow 30 minutes.

SS.8.6 & SS.8.9
Describes the Indians of Sumter County. (Students will look at various rocks, broken arrowheads and other items found in fields around Plains.)

Allow 45 minutes.

SS.8.32
Describes events and conditions that affected Georgia’s economy in the early 20 th century. (Students will use a hands on approach to examine cotton, boll weevils, songs, and oral histories about the Great Depression.)

Allow 30-45 minutes

SS.8.40 &SS.8.54
Identifies influential Georgians of the modern era. (Students will use a Scavenger Hunt to record information about Georgians with an emphasis on Jimmy Carter.)

Allow 45 minutes.

SS.8.49
Demonstrates an understanding of the concept of “citizenship” and recognizes the multiple levels of citizenship – nation, state, county, and city. (Students will look at Jimmy Carter’s life as a citizen and determine ways he models citizenship. A short exert of “Citizen Carter” will be shown for discussion.)

Allow 45 minutes.

TECHED.8.3
Explores Careers. (Students will have the opportunity to watch a short video produced about the history of Secret Service Agents. The Carter Protective Detail presents information about a career as an agent and what they do to protect former President and Mrs. Carter.)

Allow 30 minutes.

FATA.8.2
Writes, performs and analyzes scenes and short plays integrating content and form. (Students will be broken into teams for researching the life of Jimmy Carter. The team will then write a short play about his life.)

Allow 60-90 minutes.

 

ALL GRADE LEVELS

Plains High School Museum
Includes exhibits,1930’s classroom, time lines, and movies about Jimmy Carter. An excellent opportunity for research and fact finding skills through museum activities and active participation.

Depot and Town of Plains
Includes the history of Plains, the depot, transportation, and the 1976 Presidential campaign. An excellent opportunity to examine campaign items and the election process.

Boyhood Farm
Includes the childhood home of Jimmy Carter, a tenant farm house, and farm buildings. An excellent opportunity to learn about pre-electric life styles, farming during 1930’s, and Jimmy Carter’s childhood.