Today In Georgia History is an exciting new educational project that focuses on an historical event or person associated with a particular day in Georgia history.
These short segments will air daily on GPB television and radio stations across the state, and will then be archived and available on the Web. GHS and GPB will be collaborating to provide audiences with innovative and engaging programming 365 days a year.
Initial funding for the project has been provided by the Woodruff Foundation through a grant of $900,000 to the Georgia Historical Society to collaborate with Georgia Public Broadcasting on this initiative.
In addition to the radio and television broadcast, GHS and GPB will create an interactive web site for Today in Georgia History to serve as an educational resource for teachers and students in classrooms statewide.
The web site will maintain audio and video streaming of the segments, as well as transcripts, and it will include tips for teachers, curriculum, writing prompts, review questions and discussion topics, classroom exercises, followup research topics and selected primary-source material. Today in Georgia History’s web resource will reach students of all grade levels and cover all subject areas based on the content, and it will align with Georgia’s social studies curriculum and performance standards.