GPB Education Debuts Creek Nation Virtual Field Trip
They keep coming! The Creek Nation virtual field trip is now available for students on our website and on the GPB app. This virtual experience provides students with an in-depth look at the lives of the Creek Indians prior to the arrival of the first settlers in Georgia, the fight to remain on their land, and their removal from Georgia in the 1830s. It is a perfect way to bring the content students learn in the classroom to life.
Creek Nation addresses standards SS8H2 and SS8H4 of the Georgia Standards of Excellence for eighth grade Georgia Studies. It also covers SS4H3b for fourth grade United States History. We recommend that students explore this virtual field trip after they have completed Unit 4 of the Georgia Studies Book: Our State and Our Nation or material referencing the removal of the Creeks from Georgia.
Additional features include:
- video footage of interviews with experts who explain the lives of the Creek Indians and the historic events surrounding their removal from the southeastern United States
- biographical information about important Creek Indians like Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, Alexander McGillivray, and William McIntosh
- interactive maps that illustrate Creek holdings prior to removal and the routes taken to Indian Territory
- primary documents, including historic treaties and a letter written by the wives of William McIntosh after his execution
- A User Guide complete with discussion questions and extension activities.
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About GPB’s Virtual Field Trip Series
GPB works with 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 Standards of Excellence for 8th grade social studies, as well as the content from GPB’s Georgia Studies Digital Textbook.