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Tear Down This Wall: Georgia in Cold War America

About the Georgia History Festival Focus of Study

Each year, GHS selects a person or topic that made a great impact on Georgia's history as the focus of our educational programs and resources. The 2020-2021 focus of study will be Tear Down This Wall: Georgia in Cold War America.

From virtual and in-person programs and events for the public, to new classroom resources and training opportunities for teachers, GHS will examine some of the most significant events, people, and movements of the second half of the twentieth century as we mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Cold War. With the rise of mass media and television, the late 20th century was characterized by ideological competitions that were carried out locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the Space Race.


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

Georgia C3 Inquiries

An archive of GHS C3 inquiries can be found on the GHS website.

Learn more about C3 Inquiries on the C3 Teachers website.

Primary Source Sets for Georgia History

Primary source sets created by GHS are designed to help promote historical inquiry in the classroom by providing access to primary sources aligned to the Eighth Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies. Teacher guides for each set include important historical background and context for each primary source along with suggested secondary sources and links to additional online materials related to the topic. Visit the Opening America's Archives website! 

Lisa LandersLisa Landers

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.