For Educators

Georgia History Festival Focus of Study

Women’s Suffrage at 100:
The 19th Amendment and Georgia History

From public programs, events, and activities to new classroom resources, in-school programming, and training opportunities for teachers, GHS will explore the legacy of women’s suffrage in Georgia and the United States in commemoration of the struggle to pass the 19th Amendment in which women won the right to vote 100 years ago.

Georgia Historical Society In-School Presentations

Research Roundup:
Breaking Barriers in History

National History Day at GHS

As part of the Georgia History Festival, the Georgia Historical Society will offer a limited number of FREE one-hour in-school programs for local schools, teachers, and students. In-school presentations are delivered on location, at the school by GHS education staff. Programs must be scheduled ahead of time via online registration.

Based on the 2020 National History Day (NHD) theme Breaking Barriers in History, this unique programming focuses on the steps necessary for historical research and completing a successful NHD or other historical research project. Utilizing relevant information and engaging activities, these programs introduce students to the work of historical archives—particularly digitized resources—and demystify the process of identifying and using historical evidence.

The GHS “Research Roundup” in-school programs are a part of National History Day Georgia’s “Research Roundup” program taking place across the state in honor of Georgia Archives Month. National History Day Georgia is a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College. Groups with students working on NHD projects are encouraged to register, but all are welcome!

In-School Presentation Registration

The 2020 Georgia Day Parade

Friday, February 21, 2020

We invite educators and students in grades K-12 to join us for the Georgia Day Parade on Friday, February 21, 2020. As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony by James Edward Oglethorpe, a tradition dating back to the earliest years of the colony’s founding, students, local dignitaries, musicians, and costumed performers will march through Savannah’s historic squares. Registration is now open!

Register to Participate

Georgia C3 Inquiries

Coming soon—an all-new C3 Inquiry-Kit exploring the question: How has the fight for women’s suffrage impacted Georgia?

  • Students will explore changes in Southern society during the New South era through the lens of changing expectations and roles for women.
  • They will examine the events and roles of differing people that fought for and against women’s suffrage in the state.
  • Students will be able to recognize how the women’s suffrage movement set precedents for changes to come over the next 100 years.

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

Learn more about C3 Inquiries on the
C3 Teachers website.

GEORGIA HISTORY FESTIVAL BLOG

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

Primary Source Sets for Georgia History

Explore new primary source sets created for the 2017-2018 school year. The primary source sets 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! 

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 georgiahistory.com.

Journeying James (pdf)

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 llanders@nullgeorgiahistory.com or 912.651.2125, ext. 152.
I look forward to assisting you.