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The student will explain the importance of significant social, economic, and political developments in Georgia since 1970.

Building a Better Future: Habitat for Humanity

For many people, the cost of housing continually exceeds their income. In 1973, one man decided to do something about this situation. Millard Fuller, a self...

Celebrating the Day of the Dead in Georgia

Korey Gotoo, an artist born in Mexico, and Lisabet Sanchez, who lives in Cumming with her mother Amalia, discuss the special altars they prepare for The Day...

Did Georgia Pass a Bill Allowing Prayer in Schools?

Georgia Sen. David Scott, author of the Quiet Reflection Act, explains why he introduced such legislation aimed at Georgia public schools. The legislative...

Georgia's Entertainment Industry

Atlanta has come a long way since it was a quiet little town called Terminus. Today, it has become the entertainment capital of the South. From music to...

Georgia's Gift to Chirstmas: The Candy Cane Factory

Bobs Candies, an Albany company founded by Bob McCormack in 1919, is the largest manufacturer of striped candy in the world. McCormack was the first...

Jane Hurt Yarn

Georgia's Wildlife Protector: Jane Hurt Yarn

Family and friends, including President Jimmy Carter and Marcia Dew Bansley, Executive Director of Trees Atlanta, reflect on Jane Hurt Yarn's life work on...

Immigrating to the Land of Opportunity

Touk Phosai Varney was born in Laos where Communist rebels controlled everything from religion to what a person ate and wore. The Phosai family explains...

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Georgia’s Chinese-American population took root when laborers came to Augusta in 1873 to dig a canal. Ellen Chiang, an instructor at the Atlanta Chinese...

The History and Future of Georgia's Farms

Metter farmer Bill Lanier tells about his experiences of life on the farm before great technological changes came to Georgia. Dr. Craig Kvien, an...

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