For Educators

Sign up to participate in the 2018 Georgia Day Parade!

Join us for the 2018 Georgia Day Parade! K-12 Georgia students are invited to march in the Georgia Day Parade in Savannah on Friday, February 9, beginning at 10:45 a.m. There is also a banner competition for K-5 students. Please fill out the following form to register your group.

Registration is now closed. Contact with any questions.

2018 Georgia Day Parade Teacher Packet

GHS Research Center Field Trips

GHS offers unique field trip experiences to the Research Center in Savannah. Surrounded by the beauty of historic Hodgson Hall, students explore primary source material from the collection and learn about archives, research, and history.

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A Legacy of Leadership

The 2017-2018 Georgia History Festival Theme " A Legacy of Leadership" will explore three centuries of leadership in Georgia from the founding to today. Join us as we explore the triumphs and challenges faced by generations of cultural, civic, and political leaders through Festival events and educational resources. 

A Legacy of Leadership Featured Historical Figures 


Juliette Gordon Low

Jackie Robinson 

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

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

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.