We the People
For the 2018 Georgia History Festival the Georgia Historical Society presents a new in-school presentation. The presentation is called We the People and is based on this year’s History Festival theme: The United States Constitution: Ensuring Liberty and Justice for All. This program is aligned to the Georgia Standards for Excellence and appropriate for grades 5-12.
The focus of the presentation centers on student exploration of what it means to be a United States Citizen. Students will explore the following topics:
- differences between primary and secondary sources
- identifying the three branches of government
- determining the rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizens
- understanding Due Process
The goals of the presentation are to have students become familiar with archives and gain a better understanding of the rights and responsibilities of being a United States Citizen through analysis of differing forms of primary sources.
If you are interested in an in-school presentation please contact GHS Education Coordinator Lisa Landers at email@example.com or (912) 651.2125, ext. 152.
Georgia C3 Inquiries
The 2018-2019 Georgia History Festival theme “The U.S. Constitution: Ensuring Liberty and Justice for All,” will highlight Georgia stories that illustrate topics related to drafting, amending, and interpreting the U.S. Constitution throughout our nation’s history. Check out these new inquiries based on the Nation’s founding documents from the Georgia Historical Society.
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!
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.