For Educators

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.

a. Explain the importance of James Oglethorpe, the Charter of 1732, reasons for settlement (charity, economics, and defense), Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and the city of Savannah.

b. Evaluate the Trustee Period of Georgia’s colonial history, emphasizing the role of the Salzburgers, Highland Scots, malcontents, and the Spanish threat from Florida.

c. Explain the development of Georgia as a royal colony with regard to land ownership, slavery, government, and the impact of the royal governors (John Reynolds, Henry Ellis, and James Wright).

See also Colonial Coastal FortificationsColonial Immigration; Women in Colonial Georgia; Georgia History: Overview

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.

d. Discuss the effect of the New Deal in terms of the impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Agricultural Adjustment Act, rural electrification, and Social Security.

See also E. D. Rivers; Georgia Farm Bureau; Georgia History: Overview

SS8G1 The student will describe Georgia with regard to physical features and location.

b. Describe the five geographic regions of Georgia; include the Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateau, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain.

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.

See also Estuaries; Soils; Tidal Marshes; Water Cycle; Geologic Regions of Georgia: Overview; Geologic History of Georgia: Overview

SS8E3 The student will evaluate the influence of Georgia’s economic growth and development.

c. Evaluate the importance of entrepreneurs in Georgia who developed such enterprises as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Georgia-Pacific, and Home Depot.

See also Chick-fil-A; Shaw Industries; Turner Broadcasting System; Waffle House

Additional Resources for Georgia Studies

Primary Documents

Civil Rights Digital Library

Vanishing Georgia

Virtual Vault

Supplementary Materials

Georgia Info

Georgia Stories

Today in Georgia History

Lesson Plans

Teaching with Historic Places: Savannah: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning

Teaching with Historic Places: Fort Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community


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