Georgia Stories consists of streaming videos, educator resources, and primary source materials that support the teaching of 8th grade Georgia Studies. The materials are correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards and are searchable by the standard. The educator resources include focus questions, vocabulary words, activity suggestions and primary source materials. There are also links to related websites.
This textbook tells the story of our state—its history, culture, and geography—in the context of American history and government. The Georgia Studies Book is interesting to read, with information presented in a contemporary and colorful layout appealing to eighth-grade students and their teacher and parents. The new edition addresses the 8th grade Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards.
The Green Tree Frog: How a Bill Becomes a Law is an animated short film inspired by the true story of how a Georgia fourth grade class proposed the green tree frog become the Georgia State Amphibian. Created and produced by Georgia Public Broadcasting, the film is intended to be used as supplemental material for eighth grade social studies. This video supports Georgia Performance Standard SS8CG2c, and an educator resource guide is available for download.
Today in Georgia History is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting. The short videos focus on events and people that shaped the State of Georgia. In addition to the videos, the website has resources that include the text of the videos, vocabulary words, daily activities and suggestions for further reading about the topic. The videos are searchable by time period, and include an audio only version.
GPB’s World War II Veterans Oral History Project presents the story of World War II through the personal accounts of men and women from Georgia whose lives were touched by the war. Through letters, photographs, and full-length video interviews, the project makes the experiences of Georgia’s “greatest generation” available for generations to come. The individual stories are searchable by theater of operation and by names of the contributors.