The country of the Cherokee people spread from Kentucky to the Carolinas, and covered all of North Georgia. The land the Cherokee called home helped to shape their identities and mold their values. As white settlers encroached, the Cherokee did not waiver, but adapted to their constantly changing environment. We are Still Here explores the history of the Cherokee people and their contemporary culture. This tour, ideal for 2nd–5th graders, explores the past and present of the Cherokee people.
We are Still Here is a 2-hour immersive experience in which students engage with the content through multiple learning styles. Strolling through Swan Woods, students hear the Cherokee story of how animals created the land and begin to understand the value of the oral tradition. Students roll up their sleeves as they take on the role of archaeologist and get hands-on experience with artifacts used by the Cherokee, both before and after the arrival of European settlers. Later, students learn the teachings of Sequoyah and his syllabary through an engaging and educational dramatic piece. Students travel outside to the Wood Cabin to see an example of a 1800s homestead. There, they are transported to the 1830s to hear the story of Cherokee family removed from their home during the Trail of Tears in this unique museum theater performance. Finally, students see that, even with the challenges the Cherokee faced, their culture and values have been preserved and remain strong today.
*Please Note: This is an outdoor tour; please dress appropriately. In case of heavy rain, the program is rescheduled or performed indoors
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The cost for all guided tours is $200 for the first 50 students. Add on $50 for up to 50 additional students.
Title 1 schools receive 50% off regular rates.
Full payment is required 3 weeks prior to your visit to guarantee your reservation for all tours. If booking less than 3 weeks in advance, full payment is due immediately.
Your payment is not refundable if you cancel your school tour and do not reschedule.
There is a $25 administrative fee should you need to reschedule your tour. You must notify the Atlanta History Center at least 3 days in advance. With advance notice your payment can be applied to a new tour date, plus the administrative fee.
Once payment is received, a confirmation email will be shared via email. This will include educational resources that can be used before and after the LIVE virtual visit.
Teachers are encouraged to complete a 10-15 minute technology prep session. This will be scheduled and administered up to one week before the virtual tour to troubleshoot unforeseen connectivity issues. Teachers who opt out of the pre-scheduled technology prep session will forfeit their refund for tech user issues during the virtual tour.
Recording our virtual school tour is prohibited.
Funding for Atlanta History Center's school programs is generously provided by:
This event has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.