References to Georgia Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) 


1. Process Skills  

2. Safety  

4. Identifies minerals by physical properties such as hardness, shape, color, luster, streak, cleavage, and fracture.  

5. Differentiates among rocks based on origins (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary) and mineral content.  

6. Recognizes constructive and destructive earth forces.  

a. Constructs models of volcanoes, mountain building and plate tectonics.  

7. Recognizes major symbols, series, scales and colors conventionally used to represent features on topographic maps and various earth models.  

8. Recognizes specific topographic features related to constructive and destructive forces.  

10. Describes earth history and recognizes that change occurs constantly and slowly over time.  
ITBS References 
This unit addresses knowledge and skills in the following objectives measured on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills.  


  • The student recognizes the incorrect capitalization of a common noun. 
  • The student recognizes the incorrect lack of capitalization of the first word of a sentence. 
  • The student recognizes the incorrect lack of capitalization of a geographical name. 

Social Studies

  • The student recognizes the most direct route between two points, using a global map. 
  • The student identifies the direction of a route, using a global map. 
  • The student recognizes a conclusion drawn from data on a graph. 
  • The student recognizes a predictable outcome, using a graph. 
  • The student identifies an inference about a cause and effect relationship, using a graph. 
  • The student identifies a detail from a graph. 

Maps and Diagrams

  • The student selects the intermediate directional flow of a body of water, using transportation, precipitation, and/or resource maps. 
  • The student identifies the amount of precipitation for a region, using transportation, precipitation and/or resource maps. 
  • The student identifies a comparison or contrast between two entries on a table. 

Reference Materials

  • The student identifies the research source used to locate periodicals. 
  • The student selects a key term for a research purpose. 
  • The student identifies the page on which a specific topic is located, using a key word and a subheading in a book index. 
  • The student selects the key terms in a multi-worded research project. 

Math Concepts and Estimation

  • The student solves a word problem using ratio and proportion. 
  • The student determines and compares the ranges of several sets of data. 

Math Problem Solving and Data Interpretation

  • The student selects how to solve a word problem involving distance and percent increase. 
  • The student analyzes data presented in a table. 


  • The student recalls how a balance scale works. 
  • The student makes a conclusion about a given geologic era. 
  • The student interprets a diagram showing layers of the earth's surface. 
  • The student recalls the cooling of the earth's surface. 


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Henry County Public Schools
This instructional unit was developed by teachers of the 
Henry County School System
McDonough, Georgia, USA
Updated 4/18/98