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 Social Studies

What’s New

The Social Studies Precision Review

On March 31, 2016, the State Board of Education postponed the adoption of the Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence for further committee discussion. Social Studies committee members reconvened on April 20, 2016, to refine the draft Georgia Standards of Excellence.

On May 5, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the posting of the draft standards for 30 days of public review and comment.  Based on survey data, the State Board of Education will review the standards for approval at the June 9, 2016, meeting.  The tentative timeline for implementation will be during the 2017-2018 school year.

We are asking for your assistance in communicating this survey opportunity to your teachers, administrators, parents, and other education stakeholders.

The survey will be available beginning on Thursday, May 5, 2016, through Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. E.D.T.

Resources and Professional Development

Social Studies Standards and Curriculum Frameworks

Georgia Social Studies Standards and Courses 

Studies Standards Curriculum Frameworks and Resources

Resources for Constitution Day

Public Law 108-447 requires the designation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17 of each year. The purpose of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is to commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.  Please remember to recognize September 17th, Constitution Day, in your system/school.

Opportunities for Students

Teacher Awards

Helpful Resources

Atlanta History Center Outreach Programs

Social Studies Organizations


 Contact Information

Shaun Owen
Social Studies Program Manager
Phone: 404-651-7271
Fax: 404-656-5744

Joy Hatcher
Social Studies Program Specialist
Phone: 404-656-2093
Email: ​​​ ​