• GHS Helps Teachers Meet Changing Social Studies Standards

    Changes are coming to social studies education in Georgia! In addition to the newly revised Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), teachers will also notice an increased emphasis on inquiry learning in the Social Studies classroom. GHS is excited to help teachers meet the challenges that come with changing standards and new practices in the teaching […]

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  • Updated Eighth-Grade Georgia Milestones EOG Review Resource

    Eighth-Grade Georgia Milestones Review Web Quest for Social Studies Get Ready for the Eighth-Grade Georgia Milestones EOG with an updated Web Quest for students. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills […]

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  • Opening America’s Archives: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

    This month, Georgia Historical Society’s Education Coordinator Sophia Sineath presented two one-day workshops hosted by the Okefenokee RESA and Middle Georgia RESA. Both hosting institutions are part of Georgia’s Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) which is comprised of 16 regional educational service agencies strategically located in service districts throughout the State of Georgia. The agencies […]

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  • Georgia Historical Society to Commemorate World War II Rescue Boat Station in Thunderbolt with Historical Marker

    Savannah, Ga., March 22, 2017 – The Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a new historical marker this Friday, March 24, to the World War II Rescue Boat Station on the bluff of the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt. Speakers will include The Honorable Beth Goette, Mayor of Thunderbolt; Bill Palmer, son of the late Staff Sergeant […]

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  • Today in Georgia History: CNN

    In keeping with this month’s theme, we are featuring some Today in Georgia History segments on the history of business in Georgia. Detractors called it the Chicken Noodle Network and a waste of time, but it revolutionized the way the world gets its news. Ted Turner launched the Cable News Network—CNN—in Atlanta as the world’s […]

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  • Today in Georgia History: Home Depot

    In keeping with this month’s theme, we are featuring some Today in Georgia History segments on the history of business in Georgia. Getting the stuff to do it yourself got a lot easier on June 22, 1979 when the first two Home Depots opened. Those first stores have grown to more than 2,200 locations and revolutionized the […]

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  • Today in Georgia History: Alonzo Herndon

    In keeping with this month’s theme, we are featuring some Today in Georgia History segments on the history of business in Georgia. He began life as a slave but, at 47, Alonzo Herndon started the Atlanta Life Insurance Company that became and remains one of America’s most successful black-owned businesses, a testament to the enterprising spirit of […]

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  • The Steam Ship Savannah: Marvel or Monster?

    By Brittany Mayo, Reference Assistant June 17, 1819: Spotted off the coast of Ireland, a ship was billowing smoke. Immediately identified as a vessel in distress, aid was dispatched. Impossibly fast for a ship on fire, the ship evaded its rescuers, leaving them no choice but to fire several shots in an attempt to grab […]

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  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Georgia’s Famous Batson Aero Yacht!

    By Allison Dillard, Reference Services Coordinator Imagine being able to make your dream of building a giant flying boat into a reality. In 1912, retired Army captain, William A. Batson, traveled from Illinois to Savannah, Georgia and did just that. Well, almost. Batson Air Navigation Company began setting up its Dutch Island manufacturing facility in […]

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  • Juliette Gordon Low: The First Girl Scout

    By Rachael Zipperer A Georgian began what would become the largest voluntary organization for women and girls in the United States. Inspired by Sir Robert Baden-Powell’s Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Britain, Juliette Gordon Low founded the American Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts) in 1912. Low’s correspondence with Baden-Powell and others (housed […]

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