Characters in the Classroom

Bring history to life in your classroom with one of five Characters in the Classroom outreach presentations based on Georgia History. Each 45 minute presentation includes a historical character that encourages student participation, and hands-on activities that include reproduction artifacts, photographs and period clothing. These programs are geared for students in grades K–12, and have incorporated some of the Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Single classroom visits are $100 with a maximum of 50 students per presentation. Each additional presentation is $50 on the same day and must be the same topic. Title I schools receive a 50% discount during the 2017–2018 school years. Please request presentations at least 3 weeks in advance. 

For more information, please email outreach@atlantahistorycenter.com.

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Who Was Here First? Native Americans in Georgia — How did Native Americans communicate and learn? How did they use their environments around them to survive? Explore the Creek and Cherokee culture through storytelling and hands on interaction with reproduction artifacts like a bow and arrow and animal skins and furs, and learn how the Cherokee syllabary was created and how it spread.

GSE: SS2HIB, SS3H2A, SS3H2C, SS8H1A

Colonial America and the Creation of the United States — What was the life of a colonist like? What were the causes of the American Revolution? Become a colonist and learn about the American Revolution from the perspective of a Patriot using reproduction artifacts like musket balls and a tea brick.

GSE: SSH1A, SS3H3C, SS4H1, SS4CG1A, SS8H2, SS8H3, SSUSH3A

Pioneer Communities — What was life like on a pioneer farm? How did pioneers survive day to day? Learn about the daily life of a pioneer-era farm, from taking care of animals to washing clothes and spinning wool into thread.

GSE: SS4H3C, SS4E1D, SS8H4

Civil War — What was life like during the Civil War for soldiers and civilians? What were the causes of the Civil War? Experience what was needed to survive and what life was like as a Civil War soldier using reproduced artifacts like minié bullets, uniforms and hardtack.

GSE: SS4H5, SS6H1A, SS8H5, SSUSH9

World War II — What were the causes of the United States entering World War II? What was life like on the homefront? Encounter World War II from the homefront and learn how civilians got involved to help win the war using actual artifacts like propaganda posters, uniforms and ration books.

GSE: SS5H4, SS5E1A, SS6H3, SS8H9, SSWH18, SSWH19A, SSWH19B, SSUSH19

Civil Rights — How did the American justice system affect the Civil Rights Movement? What were the causes of public school desegregation? Experience the beginnings of the modern Civil Rights era with the Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education. 

GSE: SS5H6B, SSUSH13, SSUSH20B

Additional Information

Funding for Atlanta History Center's outreach programs is generously provided by Wells Fargo.

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