Bring history to life with one of five Characters in the Classroom virtual presentations.
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.
Monday through Friday
These presentations are for grades 2-12.
Group size may vary.
Single classroom visits are $100 with a maximum of 50 students per presentation. Each additional presentation is $50 on the same day and must be the same topic. Title I schools receive a 50% discount during the 2020-2021 school years. Please request presentations at least 3 weeks in advance. Optional add on of delivery of artifacts and objects with the cost of mileage ($.54/mile) to and from your school for the use of in school classes that participate in the presentation(s). All objects will be disinfected before and after each use. The objects must be scheduled for pick up by an Atlanta History Center staff member no later than 3 days after the virtual presentation.
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 presentation to troubleshoot unforeseen technological issues. Teachers who opt out of the pre-scheduled technology prep session will forfeit their refund for tech user issues during the virtual presentation.
Recording our virtual presentations is prohibited.
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.
Georgia Standards of Excellence: 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.
Georgia Standards of Excellence: SSH1A, SS3H3C, SS4H1, SS4CG1A, SS8H2, SS8H3, SSUSH3A
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.
Georgia Standards of Excellence: 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.
Georgia Standards of Excellence: SS5H4, SS5E1A, SS6H3, SS8H9, SSWH18, SSWH19A, SSWH19B, SSUSH19
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.
Georgia Standards of Excellence: SS5H6B, SSUSH13, SSUSH20B
Funding for Atlanta History Center’s outreach programs is generously provided by Wells Fargo Foundation.
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