Sunday, October 24, 1999

Georgia Stories Web Site Expands

Georgia Stories: History Online, a web site that supports and expands on many of the study topics of PeachStar's popular Georgia Stories I & II video history series, has added two new sections of interest to 8th grade social studies teachers.

"Colonial Georgia (1732-1776): Daily Life in Early Georgia - James Oglethorpe" corresponds to Program 4 in the Georgia Stories I video series.

"The First Century of Statehood: Pre-Civil War Georgia (1784-1860): The Trail of Tears" corresponds to Program 8 in Georgia Stories I.

Georgia Stories: History Online presents primary source materials, annotated web links, student study questions, and teacher-only information that provides background to questions and topics. Teachers should consult the password information section (from the Home page click on "Schools" and then "Gaining Password Access") to take full advantage of this educationally rich resource.

The site is a wealth of information and has been visited by scholars around the globe. (Tony-winning author Alfred Uhry used Georgia Stories: History Online when he researched the musical Parade, which tells the Leo Frank story.) When you visit the site, be sure to read and sign the "Guest Book."

As funding becomes available, more sections will be added to the site. It is hoped that eventually, every study topic in the Georgia Stories video series will be enhanced by Georgia Stories: History Online. The web site is a collaboration between PeachStar Education Services and Georgia Tech's Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC).