Teacher Guides

Teacher guides on this page are designed to help educators use Georgia Historical Society online content in the classroom. Inside the guides, you might find links to primary sources, suggested classroom activities, discussion questions, vocabulary, lesson plans, and assessments. Click on the hyperlinks to view and download.


Georgia Milestones Assessment Review Web Quest

Georgia Milestones Grade 8 (EOG) Assessment: Social Studies. Review key concepts, people, and events from Georgia Performance Standards SS8H1-SS8H12 by watching Today in Georgia History episodes, visiting online exhibits, and viewing other online resources. Students will answer five guided questions for each standard by visiting provided hyperlinks. Click on the links below to download the PDFs.

8th-Grade Web Quest for Students
8th-Grade Web Quest Answer Key for Teachers


GHS Educator Web GuideGeorgia Historical Society Educator Web Guide

Guide to the educational resources available on the GHS website, including:

  • Online exhibits
  • Biographical Materials
  • Primary sources
  • Classroom activities
  • Today in Georgia History Episodes
  • New Georgia Encyclopedia Articles
  • Archival Collections
  • Historical Markers

Online Exhibits

Three Centuries of Georgia History

Encounter and Exchange


Featured Historical Figures

Abraham Baldwin

Charles Herty

Flannery O’Connor

Jackie Robinson

James Edward Oglethorpe

John Charles Frémont

Johnny Mercer

Juliette Gordon Low

Mother Matilda Beasley

Sequoyah

William Bartram


Georgia’s Business History

Through the Business History Initiative, new educational materials are being developed that tell the stories of businesses that have shaped the economic, cultural and social development of Georgia and the United States.

Delta Airlines Profile and Case Study

Georgia Power Profile and Case Study

Southern Company Profile and Case Study


Lecture Series Learning Packets

Classroom materials based on past GHS lecture series. The packets are intended to facilitate classroom activities and discussion based on lecture topics.

Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government

By William C. Davis

William Bartram and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier

By Edward J. Cashin

Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama

By Diane McWhorter

Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America

By Fergus M. Bordewicha

An Evening with Leah Ward Sears 


The Lecture Series Learning Packets project was funded in part by

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