GPB’s Georgia Studies digital collection brings a comprehensive, innovative approach to telling the story of Georgia’s geography, culture, history, and government. This collection includes student and teacher editions of the Georgia Studies digital textbook, more than thirty interactive virtual field trips, plus the Georgia Race Through Time adventure game and Georgia Stories video series. Join us for a general overview or a targeted focus around the engaging histories, primary sources, formative assessments, skill-building activities and more available in this free virtual exploration of our state.
GPB presents a brief introduction to the Georgia Studies digital textbook, accessible for all platforms and devices. The content in the textbook is presented digitally with interactive capabilities and multimedia enhancements and is aligned to the most recent Georgia Standards of Excellence for 8th grade social studies. Participants will learn how to access and use this creative, cutting-edge platform that will change the way students and teachers experience Georgia history.
In a follow-up Georgia Studies session, GPB’s education outreach team will explore the in-depth resources available for teaching Geography. Join us to learn about the connections between lessons built into our textbook, experiences available in our virtual learning journeys, online standards-based assessments, document-based questions and more!
GPB’s Georgia Studies Collection is a comprehensive ecosystem of standards-based digital resources that includes an interactive textbook, 34 field trips through Georgia’s geography and history, and an engaging game-based learning experience. Join GPB for an update on the latest primary sources, assessments, printables, videos, and skill-building activities now available in this free virtual exploration of our state.
GPB is traveling all over Georgia to bring our state's rich history and culture to teachers and students. Our 34 virtual learning field trips align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for social studies, as well as the content from GPB’s Georgia Studies digital textbook and Georgia Race Through Time game. You can also access the iPad version by downloading the free GPB Education app on iTunes. Each field trip brings locations to life with interviews, 360-degree panoramic photography, interactive elements, videos, user guide, and 5E lesson plans!
Building on a reputation as a trusted source for educational content, GPB Education has created a virtual learning journey to explore the complexities of slavery and freedom in antebellum Savannah through the lens of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Educators, parents, and students can learn about the connections between the institution of slavery and the global economy and discover what one city can teach us about society and culture before the Civil War. Key concepts are presented through interactive elements like primary source letters and images, navigable maps, videos, and a virtual walking tour. Session participants will be able to explore virtual content using Oculus Go headsets or their own devices. Presenters will model instructional strategies to elicit creative responses to the experience. Following this session, participants will better understand how to implement their own virtual reality explorations in the home and/or classroom.