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In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.
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The first day of school is quickly approaching for many of our Georgia school districts, and in an effort to help teachers and students overcome their first day jitters, we have added even more activities to our popular icebreaker blog!
Quick. What year was the Battle of Hastings? How many justices are on the United States Supreme Court? Who is author of the Wealth of Nations? Far from trivia night, these questions should sound familiar to any student or teacher who has experienced the traditional social studies classroom. And reinventing this approach of recalling names and dates is an idea as old as some of the treaties and treatises that we learned about so many years ago.
We are happy to announce that the University of Georgia (UGA) virtual field trip has launched! Students across the state of Georgia can now tour UGA and explore the rich history of the first state-chartered institution without leaving the classroom.
Today’s innovative young minds are working to solve tomorrow’s challenges — making materials safer, solutions more efficient, and inventions more accessible. Discovery Education and 3M announce 10 student finalists from across America in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, including two finalists from Georgia!
Summer is the perfect time to explore STEM concepts and discover new resources for your teacher toolkit. These PBS LearningMedia resources involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics help engage students in problem-solving and inquiry-based learning. You will need your PBS LearningMedia login and password, but it's simple and free for GA teachers to sign up! Email us at email@example.com to get started.