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The Georgia Studies Digital Textbook

Now Available on Kindle!

Updated Kindle Edition is available free exclusively for Georgia schools using the signup form.

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.

Since the publication of The Georgia History Book in the early 1980s, more than a quarter of a million copies of it and The Georgia Studies Book have been used by eighth-grade students in schools systems of varying sizes throughout the state.

Originally published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government of the University of Georgia, this most recent edition has been formatted and updated by Georgia Public Broadcasting for use with the Kindle reader app. The main authors, Edwin L. Jackson and Mary E. Stakes, are former Vinson Institute faculty members and familiar faces to Georgia teachers. Both are veteran civic education specialists with extensive experience working directly with educators. They have written and edited many educational materials, including previous editions of the Institute's Georgia Studies textbooks. Former faculty members Lawrence Hepburn and Mary Hepburn authored the chapters on government in earlier editions.

The updated and enhanced digital version of the textbook is available for free to Georgia teachers. Fill in the textbook signup form for instructions on downloading the book to your device.

A free Kindle reading app is available for download from, and can be used on smartphones, computers and tablets.

Register for the iPad version of the digital textbook.