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All About Georgia

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Georgia was the 4th state to join the union. It became a state on January 2, 1788.

State facts about Georgia

Capital - Atlanta

Abbreviation - GA

Nickname - Empire State of the South, Peach State

Motto - "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"

Song - Georgia on My Mind

Bird - Brown thrasher

Flower - Cherokee Rose

Insect - Honey Bee

Area - approximately 59,441 square miles

Websites for studying about Georgia

The Declaration of Causes of the Seceding States

The declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)

Children's Museum of Atlanta

The Museum's Home School Days are designed for the unique educational needs of home school students who will spend an afternoon enjoying facilitated activities and workshops. Perfect for grade levels K through 4th grade, the Museum Home School Days program activities teach important concepts including math, science, language arts, and social studies. Program runs 1:00 PM-4:00 PM.March 7 | STEM Focus: science, technology, math, engineeringPlease contact our Reservations Department to register at 404.527.3693.Tickets are $10 for non-member children and $5 for member children. Adults

Georgia State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Georgia

A to Z Kids Stuff - Georgia

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Georgia

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Georgia

Mr. - Georgia

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Georgia resources.

Explore the States - Georgia

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Georgia

Facts & Trivia about Georgia - Georgia

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Georgia

Awesome America - Georgia

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Georgia.

Georgia Map/Quiz Printout


From Learn about Georgia.

H.I.P. Pocket Change - Georgia

Created by the US Mint, these coloring pages can be accessed by Wayback Machine.

Georgia Virtual Field Trips

Bruce Weiner Microcar MuseumMadison

Virtual field trip onlineDedicated to the Preservation, Interpretation, Exhibition and History of Microcars

Hay HouseMacon

Virtual field trip onlineHay House (Johnston-Felton-Hay) is designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, unusual for residential architecture, most particularly in the South in the 1850s. It is chiefly characterized by arches and curves, as opposed to the Greek Revival style which is composed mainly with straight lines. Notice that all the windows are round arches. Symmetry is also fundamental to this style. The central block of the house is flanked by two wings which are identical, at least from the exterior. The two-story octagonal cupola crowns the house and gives it a sense of vertical lift. The cupola serves as part of the ventilation system, acting as a chimney which helps to draw the hot air up and out of the house. Hay House offers a range of curriculum- based education programs designed to cater to different age groups and learning styles.

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