Historical Investigations: Georgia Leaders on the World Stage

Four new classroom-ready “Historical Investigations” take deep dives into Georgia’s leaders on the world stage in the late 20th century including President Jimmy Carter, The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Senator Richard Russell, and Congressman John Lewis.

Historical Investigations employ student-centered activities focused on research through exploring digitized primary source sets from the Georgia Historical Society. Practicing a new inquiry strategy from the Library of Congress and the Right Question Institute (RQI) students are guided to generate curiosity through the Question Formulation Technique (RQI), a strategy accessible for all grade levels.

Each Historical Investigation resource is scaffolded to meet the Georgia Standards of Excellence for varying grade levels, including elementary, middle, and high school students to examine the political and social impacts of some of Georgia’s late twentieth century leaders.


Jimmy CarterPresident Jimmy Carter


The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.


Senator Richard Russell


John LewisCongressman John Lewis