The NGE is an authoritative resource that contains a wealth of information about Georgia's history and culture. Search or browse for articles and multimedia to use in your classroom, and check back soon for links on this page that will correlate NGE entries to the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for eighth-grade Georgia Studies.
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Sample GPS Correlations for Georgia Studies
For fuller correlations to NGE and other digital content, see Teacher Notes (Georgia Department of Education).
SS8H2 The student will analyze the colonial period of Georgia’s history.
SS8H8 The student will analyze the important events that occurred after World War I and their impact on Georgia.
a. Describe the impact of the boll weevil and drought on Georgia.
b. Explain economic factors that resulted in the Great Depression.
c. Discuss the impact of the political career of Eugene Talmadge.
SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.
c. Locate and evaluate the importance of key physical features on the development of Georgia; include the Fall Line, Okefenokee Swamp, Appalachian Mountains, Chattahoochee and Savannah Rivers, and barrier islands.
SS8E3 The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia’s economic growth and development.
Additional Resources for Georgia Studies
Teaching with Historic Places: Savannah: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning
Teaching with Historic Places: Fort Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community