Georgia Council for the Social Studies

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 - Friday, Oct 28, 2022

GHS will be at the 2022 Georgia Council for the Social Studies annual conference on October 27-28, in Athens, Georgia.

Education Manager Lisa Landers and Marker Manager Elyse Butler will present the breakout session, Teaching the Civil Rights Movement with the Georgia Historical Marker Programwhich will feature strategies for incorporating primary sources and historical markers from the Georgia Historical Marker Program featuring people, places, and events of the Civil Rights Movement in K-12 classrooms.

During the session, GHS staff will illustrate how historical markers encourage exploration of large, complex historical themes by examining specific and unique local stories. Written by a variety of authors over the last seventy years, over 2,000 markers in the Program reveal significant changes in the social, cultural, economic, and political landscape of Georgia and offer windows into understanding complexities of the past.