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DEEP DIVE Museum Outreach & Digital Games

Let us bring the History Center to you! Our Educator-facilitated outreach programs and digital, primary source-based games are designed to give students a closer look at the past and encourage critical thinking skills. 

About Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Each outreach program is designed to accommodate one class of twenty-five students within one classroom for roughly an hour. The Educator is available to conduct multiple programs per day to accommodate team instruction.
  • Some programs may require additional space considerations or exterior access- for example, our Civil War lesson requires space for a replica tent.
  • All programs align themes across the Social Studies and literacy standards for reading in history/social studies.
  • All programs meet current Georgia Standards of Excellence and follow a basic format that may include: Educator-led activities, discussions, games, and primary-source based exploration of a historical era
  • Grades 2-12
  • Programs are offered free of charge to those located in Thomas county and a mileage fee may apply to those in Grady, Brooks, Colquitt, Mitchell, Jefferson (FL), & Leon (FL) counties. 
  • Digital content will be shared via Google Drive
  • Some content will have time-limited access
  • Content may be printed or shared with students using Google Classroom.
  • So that we can accurately track the use of our materials, we ask that you do not share content you receive from us with others. Instead, please refer interested colleagues to our website or to contact us by email directly. These statistics will help us to request funding and support for future programming!

Available Programs

We’re working to add more digital games and outreach programs to our list. Contact us to discuss designing a custom program that suits your curriculum needs. Digital games can be facilitated by the History Center’s Educator, or borrowed by teachers for classroom use. Available Independent Explorer activity packs are listed below as well. These activity packs are appropriate for classroom use to review content and include reading comprehension activities, DBQ style writing prompts, and much more. 

If you have recently utilized one of our activities independently, please provide your use statistics with us for grant reporting purposes using the link below. 

Indigenous 

Grades 2, 3, 8

Who were the first inhabitants of South Georgia? Thomas County was created December 24, 1825, but its historical significance goes much farther back in time. In fact, much of South Georgia is made of what land once inhabited by Creek Indians, who had occupied this area for hundreds of years before colonization, following the Treaty of FortJackson in 1814. Explore the culture, customs, and technology of our community’s first residents.

Digital Games (2, 3, 8)

Independent Explorer Activity Pack (2, 3, 8)

European Exploration

Grades 3, 8

Meet Hernando De Soto and other explorers as they chart new courses and navigate new routes around the world. Students will  apply their knowledge of maps, map-making, and early exploration in a hands-on activity where they become cartographers. 

Digital Games (3, 8)

Independent Explorer Activity Pack (3, 8)

Colonial Georgia

Grade 8

Explore the challenges faced by Oglethorpe and the early colonists to Georgia.  

Digital Game (8)

Independent Explorer Activity Pack (8)

Georgia & The American Revolution

Grade 8

Experience the road to Revolution and the creation of a new nation through the eyes of a Savannah apprentice…

Digital Game (8, High School US History)

Westward Expansion

Grades 4, 8

Digital Games 

 Independent Explorer Activity Pack (8)

The Civil War

4,8

Thomas County was never the site of a Civil War battle, but the conflict left deep impacts on our community. Put yourself in the place of a Civil War soldier as you explore all sides of the conflict and discover the political, economic, cultural, and regional roots of the crisis.

Digital Game: Escape from Andersonville Prison (8)

Thomasville’s Resort Era

5

What was life like in Thomasville near the turn of the 20th Century? 

Digital Game (5)

World War I

Grade 5

How did the United States move from an isolationist platform of neutrality to fighting on the Western Front in the “war to end all wars”? Trace the changes in American foreign policy through the sinking of the Lusitania, to the Zimmerman Note, and to the declaration of War as you meet Thomasvillians with a front row seat to history.  

(Alternate Activity) Explore the M.A.I.N. causes of the World War and the United States’ involvement. 

World War II

Grade 5

Meet Thomasville’s World War II heroes of the Greatest Generation whose presence and involvement spanned from “the day that will live in infamy” to the peace celebrations at home and abroad.

Voting & Democracy

Grade 5

What is the Constitution and how does it work? What are the roles and responsibilities of a citizen? 

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule your next program please complete the form below or e-mail amelia@thomascountyhistory.org. Please include the total number of students in your inquiry.

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