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37 Weeks That Changed the South

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:42am

150 years ago this month, General William Tecumseh Sherman embarked on a 37 week trek across Georgia that changed the course of the civil war. We’re marking that history-making journey with the launch of the new...

Highlights from a Tribute to Rabbi Rothschild

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:43pm

The Story of the Jews in Georgia includes involvement in the civil rights movement with Rabbi Jacob Rothschild leading the fight. That’s one of the main takeaways of a Tribute to Rabbi Rothschild, a panel...

The Temple Bombing

Jeremy Katz - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 2:00am

Join GPB in person or via live chat and livestream tonight for a panel discussion about the Temple bombing, featuring Janice Rothschild Blumberg. Here is how to take part. This post gives context to that bombing....

Summer Workshops for Teachers

Charity Kinneer - Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:00am

There is always something to learn but we as teachers don’t often have the time or the money to pursue those opportunities. I know that somewhere out there, there are other people just like me. There are those that...

Teach Your Students About Georgia Women of Achievement This Month

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:43am

During March, Women’s History Month, students tend to focus on well known female figures like Margaret Mitchell. Here’s a chance to teach your students about the not very well known Georgia women of achievement. Great...

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The Story of the Jews: The Leo Frank Case

Jeremy Katz - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:00am

The new documentary "The Story of the Jews" explores the 3,000 year history of the Jewish people and their impact on civilization. In this post, guest blogger Jeremy Katz revisits a gruesome chapter of Jewish history in...

Enter the Story of the Jews Essay Contest

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:00am

To inspire students to examine their own life stories, producers are encouraging students to enter "The Story of the Jews" national essay contest. The competition is built around the documentary series “The Story of the...

A Talk with First Lady Michelle Obama in China

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 24, 2014 - 8:45am

How many young people studying abroad get to share their experience with First Lady Michelle Obama? One fortunate American student, studying abroad in China, will do so in a talk with the First Lady who is also in China...

5 Cool Things You Can Do With the Georgia Studies Digital Textbook for iPad

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:06am

Take a virtual field trip from the comfort of your classroom. Bolster your social studies vocabulary. Impress your friends with your iPad navigation skills. These are some of the cool things you can do with the Georgia...

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, urges people to stop using the word bossy.

A Different View of Sandberg's Ban Bossy Campaign

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, March 10, 2014 - 10:49am

On the one hand I understand the good intentions behind Sheryl Sandberg’s #banbossy campaign. Launched through Sandberg’s leanin.org organization in partnership with the Girl Scouts, the initiative encourages...

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