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Whether students are learning virtually or in the classroom, GPB Education's virtual field trips are an excellent resource to help them understand certain topics and concepts. This week's Virtual Field Trip Spotlight highlights the University of Georgia. 

The University of Georgia virtual field trip provides students with an in-depth look at both the creation of the first state-chartered institution and its founder, Abraham Baldwin. It also provides information about the school’s past struggles with social issues such as racial and gender discrimination. We recommend students explore this virtual field trip after they have read through page 221 of The Georgia Studies Book: Our State and Our Nation

Teachers could use this activity as a whole-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.
The University of Georgia virtual field trip includes the following features: 

  • video footage of interviews with a retired professor of history from the University of Georgia and a tour of the modern UGA campus
  • historical and modern photographs of the school, students, and more
  • 360° experience of Sanford Stadium
  • biographical information about the university’s founders and notable alumni
  • timelines of significant events in the university's history

All videos from this virtual field trip can also be found here on PBS LearningMedia

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Want to explore more of Georgia? View all of GPB's virtual field trips here.