For Educators

Review of resources created for the 2016-2017 Georgia History Festival

The Georgia History Festival is the signature K-12 educational program of the Georgia Historical Society. Beginning with the new school year in September, a variety of public programs, exhibits, in-school events, and educational resources bring history to life for students of all ages and encourage Georgians to explore the richness and diversity of our state’s past.

The 2016-2017 Georgia History Festival is officially over, but the free online resources created for K12 educators will endure. You will want to bookmark these resources!

A State of Innovation Digital Resources

James Edward Oglethorpe Online Exhibit

Sequoyah Online Exhibit

Charles Herty Online Exhibit

Newspapers in Education

Newspapers in Education: SequoyahDownload the 2017 Georgia History Festival edition of Newspapers in Education.

Sequoyah: Innovative Creator of the Cherokee Syllabary

Journeying James

Download and print out a coloring page for your students of Journeying James Oglethorpe! Show us their creations by sending us a photo, or tag Georgia Historical Society on social media. And check out the newly-enhanced Oglethorpe resources on

Journeying James (pdf)


From guest posts providing insight into the Festival theme to the already popular Marker Monday series, community members will be invited to join the conversation and share GHS posts with their online networks. The blog will also serve as the hub for news about GHF events and messages from friends and supporters. Written for a general audience, these blog posts would make great informational texts to promote literacy across the curriculum.

Georgia History Festival Blog

Sophia SineathSophia Sineath

Education Coordinator

Hello. Are you a parent or teacher with questions about participation in the Georgia History Festival? Please contact me at or 912.651.2125, ext. 152.
I look forward to assisting you.