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More Than A Month: Celebrating Black History In The Classroom

With these digital resources, GPB and PBS highlight the past and present accomplishments of African Americans and extend this study to more than a month.

January 11, 2018

How Virtual Reality Allows My Students To Explore The World

For Virtual Reality, seeing really is believing.

December 6, 2017

Encourage Storytelling With The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers young people to create an oral history of the contemporary U.S. by recording an interview with an elder.

October 26, 2017

The Civil Rights Virtual Learning Journey Now Available

This virtual collection invites students into an engaging exploration of the Civil Rights Movement.

September 13, 2017

Dead Trees Online: Digitized Newspaper Collections As Primary Source Repositories

Ben Franklin's veneration for a free press came from his belief that it "diffuses so general a light . . . of so penetrating a nature" as to keep in check tyranny and abuse. Mark Twain echoed these sentiments nearly a...

July 25, 2017

2017 Georgia Economics Teacher Of The Year: Spicing Up Bland Content!

Vanessa Ellis, the rapping social studies teacher and Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year, shares tips and tricks on adding zest to the classroom.

July 11, 2017

Getting There From Here: Inquiry And Geo-Literacy In The Digital Age

As schools move away from filling in maps of far away countries to project and inquiry-based curriculum aimed at explaining the world's challenges as well as solving them, a new approach to geo-literacy is gaining...

May 11, 2017

Now Available: The Jimmy Carter Virtual Field Trip

Discover the life and legacy of Jimmy Carter, the first and only US President from Georgia.

April 27, 2017

Law Of The Jungle: Teaching The Race For Georgia's Sixth Congressional Seat

"When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies."

April 26, 2017

Classroom Startup - Teaching Entrepreneurship

"People don't buy what you do. They buy why you do it." Business, like education, must come from a place of inspiration.

April 18, 2017

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