A web based game complete with lesson plans. In this web based game, 8th grade students in Georgia can learn about the people, places, and events of Georgia’s rich past.View Lesson Plans
The Immortal 600
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), and The History Workshop at Brockington and Associates developed the Immortal 600 teaching package. This package includes a video and lesson plans designed for eighth grade students.
The video and curriculum package allow students to learn the story of the Immortal 600, a group of Confederate POWs who were deliberately left on a battlefield and exposed to cannon fire from opposing armies for a period of 45 days. In addition, students can analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia, as well as consider how the treatment of POWs during the conflict changed society.
Also included in the Immortal 600 educational package is a group activity that allows students to learn about the role of local governments in Georgia and the affect of laws on their contemporary values and beliefs.
Rome Library Display
Georgia DOT, FHWA, and Southern Research Historic Preservation Consultants, developed a teaching and exhibit module entitled, “Archaeologists ‘Dig’ Indians.” This includes packets for fourth and eighth grade groups.
The fourth-grade teaching packet includes vocabulary, matching, crosswords, coloring, and word finds, and will aid students in understanding the development of Native American cultures in North America. The eighth-grade teaching packet includes vocabulary, timelines, artifact identification, and a web-based project, and will aid students in understanding the development of Native American cultures and the impact of European exploration and settlement on the Native American cultures in Georgia.
These packets also correspond to a display of information presented in the Rome/Floyd County Library. Visits to the library display are complemented by the information in the packets.
Is There A Site Here?
Developed by GDOT, FHWA, and The History Workshop at Brockington and Associates, this educational module lessons with the objectives of teaching students the basics of archaeology, including how sites are located, the steps of excavation, and basic archaeological terms. Lessons also provide a basic understanding of Georgia’s prehistory, introduce archaeology as a career option, and encourage critical analysis of materials using scientific methods, along with skills in vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Activities include reading assignments, hands-on exercises, crosswords and puzzles, and web-based research. These lesson plans and activities are designed to be used within a science curriculum for 9th and 12th grade students.
Georgia Prehistoric Archaeology
Developed by GDOT, FHWA, and TRC, the educational module entitled “Georgia Prehistoric Archaeology” includes lessons on the science of archaeology, archaeological methods, and Georgia’s prehistoric past. A teaching guide and lesson plans are available in PDF. This teaching kit is targeted towards eighth-grade students.