Georgia was the 4th state to join the union. It became a state on January 2, 1788.
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 declarations of secession for Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia (primary sources)
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, engineering Please contact our Reservations Department to register at 404.527.3693. Tickets are $10 for non-member children and $5 for member children. Adults
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Georgia
Fun Educational Activities
Information about Georgia. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on 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.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Georgia
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Georgia
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Georgia.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
Georgia Virtual Field Trips
Bruce Weiner Microcar MuseumMadison
Virtual field trip onlineDedicated to the Preservation, Interpretation, Exhibition and History of Microcars
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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