For Educators

Sign up to participate in the 2019 Georgia Day Parade!

Join us for the 2019 Georgia Day Parade! K-12 Georgia students are invited to march in the Georgia Day Parade in Savannah on Friday, February 1, beginning at 10:45 a.m. There is also a banner competition for K-5 students.

Registration for the parade is now closed.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, February 1!


GHS Research Roundup Field Trips

In recognition of Archives Month, the Georgia Historical Society will offer FREE two-hour field trips to the Research Center on October 2, 16, and 30.

The unique two-hour field trip experience, Research Roundup: Collecting Evidence, focuses on historical research. Utilizing interactive stations with relevant, engaging activities, these experiences introduce students to the work of historical archives and demystify the process of identifying and using historical resources.

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We the People

For the 2018 Georgia History Festival the Georgia Historical Society presents a new field trip experience. The field trip called, We the People, 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 field trip 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 field trip 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 a field trip to the Research Center or an in school presentation please contact GHS Education Coordinator Lisa Landers at or (912) 651.2125, ext. 152, or fill our our field trip request form.


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)

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.

Judicial Branch Inquiry

Executive Branch Inquiry

The Legislative Branch Inquiry

Balancing Liberty with Security Inquiry

Representative Democracy in the state of Georgia

Georgia C3 Hub


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.