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NEW Virtual Field Trip: Physical Features Of Georgia

If bigger is better, then this is our best virtual field trip yet! Complimenting our Regions virtual field trip, the Physical Features of Georgia trip is now available on our website and the GPB Education app. This virtual field trip takes students on a journey throughout the state of Georgia, guiding them through twelve of the state’s physical features and explaining the relative location of each, as well as their environmental characteristics, historical connections, and much more. Students will visit the following physical features: the Blue Ridge Mountains, Brasstown Bald, the monadnocks (Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountains), Red Top Mountain, the Fall Line, Providence Canyon, Okefenokee Swamp, Savannah and Chattahoochee Rivers, and the barrier islands.

The Physical Features of Georgia addresses standards SS8G1 and SS8E1 for 8th grade Georgia Studies and SS2G1 for 2nd grade social studies. We recommend that students explore this virtual field trip after they have completed Unit 1 of the Georgia Studies Book: Our State and Our Nation or after a thorough discussion about the physical features of Georgia. Teachers could use this activity as a group experience, provide class time for students to explore the field trip at their own pace, or assign it as homework in a flipped classroom setting. 

Features for this field trip include: 
  • video footage of interviews with experts who explain the highlights of each physical feature
  • picture galleries for each feature with informative captions, including photos about economic activities and historic events 
  • interactive maps that illustrate the location of the state’s physical features, along with questions to enhance discussion
  • fun facts with historical connections for each of the features
  • a User Guide with discussion questions and an extension activity
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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 as well as the content from GPB’s Georgia Studies digital textbook.


Mary Anne Lane

Mary Anne serves as the Education Project Manager at GPB, where she develops digital content and resources for educators and students. A native Georgian, Mary Anne graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia earning her Bachelor of... more