The Social Studies Project
Energizing Educators to Make Social Studies Education a Priority in the 21st Century

Georgia History

This page features articles, photographs, and interesting snippets of Georgia History.

Primary Sources for the Social Studies Classroom

This page hosts a collection of primary sources and engaging ways to use them in the classroom.

Activities and Strategies

This page features instructional strategies and learning activities to engage your students and develop their critical thinking and functional literacy skills.

Educator Spotlight

Read about the exciting things Ryan McCoy is using in his Economics and A. P. U. S. H. class to promote academic vocabulary, historical thinking, and real world learning!

Links and Resources

This pages feature links museum resources , videos, and other useful websites to use in your classroom.

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Six Hat Strategy – A Great Tool to Teach Students How to View Historical Events from Different Perspectives

Most students think that history is static and not open to interpretation, but nothing could be further from the truth.  History changes depending on who is telling the story! Today,...

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The Art of Goal Setting and Motivating Reluctant Students

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Teaching Through Museum Exhibit Building and the 10 Things I Learned Along the Way

I am always looking for ways to make my classroom more authentic, engaging, and rigorous.  This past fall, I began pondering ways to make my classroom more of a workroom. ...

Spend 5 Minutes of Your Summer Getting to Know These 5 Great Apps to Use in Your Social Studies Classroom Next Year!

For teachers, summer is a season of renewal.  It it a time for us to recharge our batteries.  The first few days of summer break are dedicated to resting our...

Teaching Isn’t Brain Surgery, Or Is It?

Teaching isn’t brain surgery, or is it?  The other day, I had the frustration that every teacher has when their students don’t have the academic stamina to persevere when things...

Exquisite Corpse Strategy – It’s Creative, Not Creepy!

While the title of this blog may make you think this activity is more suited to Halloween, it is an engaging activity for any month of the year! The process...

Elevating Your Students’ Critical Thinking – It’s Child’s Play!

Research tells us that optimal learning occurs when the task is simple but the thinking is complex.  For teachers it is often a challenge to design these types of learning...

Resources from the Mount Vernon Regional Teacher’s Workshop

  The Mount Vernon Regional Teacher’s Seminar was an outstanding event.  Teachers from all across Georgia came to Savannah to learn from the professionals at Mount Vernon and the Georgia...

The Power of the Triangle: How to Use the Shape to Organize Your Students’ Writing

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