WHY did prehistoric Native Americans build ceremonial mounds? WHAT led to the Trail of Tears and the associated death of 4,000 Cherokees? WHO besides Boll Weevil and the Dirty Thirties were among the cast of characters that brought about the Great Depression? WHERE have Georgia's rivers most impacted the flow of U.S. history? HOW did a peanut farmer become president of the United States? Investigate the thousands of digital learning resources created, curated, and sponsored by Georgia Public Broadcasting, and engage in hands-on exploration for building an inquiry mystery around fascinating historical questions.
NOTE: Inquiry mysteries can also be scheduled around content aligned to 6th, 7th, or 8th grade social studies standards.
Building an Inquiry STEMystery of the Civil Rights Movement
Join Georgia Public Broadcasting for a virtual journey into the Civil Rights Movement and engage in hands-on exploration for building an inquiry mystery around primary sources from the period. Step into photos and works of art from this pivotal time, and explore the associated figures and events that shaped history through visually stunning video footage, unique testimonials, primary source analysis, and vibrant songs of freedom. Participants will build an associated STEM engineering design project as a model output for the unit.
Career Track to the Future: Guide and Inspire With CTAE and GPB
Join GPB Education for an exploration of the many free online career development resources created and curated specifically for Georgia educators and students. Participants will be introduced to the 3000+ career information resources available through Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia and will journey via GPB's Fast Forward video series through our state’s unique STEM and CTAE career opportunities. We will pair a few examples from these comprehensive collections with hands-on teaching strategies that will help engage and inspire your students.
Co-Facilitated Lesson With GPB Education’s Mobile VR Lab
GPB Education’s Mobile VR Lab Initiative takes virtual reality (VR) instruction to classrooms across Georgia, allowing students to engage with events, places, ideas, and people in an immersive format that brings the content to life. GPB Education staff will work closely with schools and teachers in any content area to develop and implement an onsite standards-aligned lesson that supports learning objectives integrating high-quality VR content. Our mobile VR lab consists of a class set of Oculus Go VR headsets so that each student will experience virtual reality firsthand. GPB will also provide an alternative way for students to experience the content if they opt not to use a headset.