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GPB Virtual Learning

In more traditional approaches to learning, students have acquired knowledge through mostly text-only engagements. The use of virtual worlds that include text, images, audio, video, and a “feeling of presence” is allowing for more multifaceted, cross-curricular learning experiences. These virtual worlds encourage increased interactivity and empower learners to explore content at their own pace and level of interest.

Virtual Learning Journey

In collaboration with Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Public Broadcasting produced a standards-based, virtual learning journey that transports students to a critical period of time in United States history. Brimming with comprehensive, cross-curricular content, including 14 videos, primary source images and documents, compelling photo galleries, interactive maps, artwork, music, and more, this virtual collection invites students into an engaging exploration of some of the most significant events of the Civil Rights Movement.

Themes and Topics – The journey centers around seven major themes.
• A Broken Beginning: Jim Crow Laws and Segregation, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Atlanta Race Riot
• Educational Equality: Brown v. Board of Education, Ruby Bridges, and Little Rock Nine
• Taking A Stand: Montgomery Bus Boycott and Freedom Rides
• Marching Forward: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
• Changing Tides: Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965
• Georgia’s Resistance: 1956 State Flag, Sibley Commission, and Albany Movement
• Pressing On: Notable Georgians and modern human rights organizations

Students can:
• Watch videos narrated by experts
• Listen to firsthand accounts
• Analyze primary source images and documents
• Explore interactive photo galleries and maps
• Reflect on the music created during the time period
• Interpret and explain artwork
• Clip and save sections of the content to their device for further reflection and analysis

 User Guide

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