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Georgia Stories

Videos and educator resources that support the teaching of Georgia Studies.

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.

Georgia Studies Digital Textook

More than a quarter of million copies sold, classic textbook is now digital.

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.

Green Tree Frog

Animated feature, based on a true story, about how a bill becomes a law in Georgia.

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.

On The Campaign Trail

Helping students understand the election process

On the Campaign Trail is a political web series for Georgia teachers and students hosted by Bill Nigut. Episodes will take viewers on a journey through the political process leading to the 2016 Presidential Election. Topics cover a variety of subjects ranging from the primaries to the general election. Each episode is aligned to the Georgia Standards and includes printable teacher resources.

Virtual Field Trips

Take a tour of Georgia with standards-based virtual field trips

GPB is traveling all over Georgia to bring our state's rich history and culture to teachers and students. We are creating virtual, interactive field trips highlighting important Georgia locations, like the Native American Indian Mounds, Providence Canyon, the Chieftains Museum, the Little White House in Warm Springs, and many more. Over the next two years, GPB will work with the most knowledgeable and engaging historians and tour guides throughout the state to create virtual field trips of consistently high quality. Each field trip brings the location to life with interviews, 360-degree panoramic photography, interactive elements, discussion prompts, and videos. Teachers will be able help students explore these historic locations by accessing the virtual field trips through the web and tablets. The field trips also align with the Georgia Performance Standards for 8th grade social studies, as well as the content from GPB’s Georgia Studies Digital Textbook. You will need a login and password to access this content. Click to sign up.

WWII Oral History Project

Personal accounts of WWII from Georgian's who lived through it.

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.