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!
Georgia Day Parade Banner Resources
The Banner Competition theme for the Georgia Day Parade 2020 is “Finding My Voice.” This year’s theme is meant to challenge students to explore the process of developing points of view, exercising civic rights, and examining how the women’s suffrage movement inspired later movements and changes in society. The “Finding My Voice” Teacher Resources are classroom-ready and downloadable. The resources include a teacher guide, primary source sets, and elementary-friendly strategies to help teach the context necessary for completing parade banners. Utilizing sources related to women’s suffrage, students will complete engaging activities that will allow them to explore the ways in which the woman’s suffrage movement impacts their lives today.
In conjunction with the new, classroom-ready and standards-based resources, GHS will offer a limited number of FREE one-hour in-school programs based on “Finding My Voice” resources, to schools in Chatham County and surrounding areas. These programs are available during January and February 2020.
The “Finding My Voice,” in-school program for grades 2nd through 8th utilizes primary sources related to women’s suffrage where students will complete engaging activities that allow them to explore the ways in which the women’s suffrage movement impacts their lives today.
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.
“Winning the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Georgia” Project Box
The “Winning the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Georgia” inquiry project box features engaging activities for primary source exploration highlighting sources from the New South era and the women’s suffrage movement. The inquiry kit includes a detailed teacher’s guide and high-resolution, color reproductions of primary source material aligned with the 8th grade Georgia Standards of Excellence. Project boxes will be made available upon request to a limited number of classrooms statewide thanks to a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. All materials available in the project box can be downloaded for classroom use at the following links.
Georgia C3 Inquiries
See the information above about our all-new C3 Inquiry-Kit exploring the question: How has the fight for women’s suffrage impacted Georgia?
An archive of GHS C3 inquiries can be found on the GHS 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 Historical Society In-School Presentations
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!
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!