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 Social Studies

​​​​​Do you work with social studies teachers and hold a leadership position?

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2021 social studies catalog.JPGClick here for 2021-2022 Virtual Workshop Schedule and Registration​

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Click here to access 2021-22 presentation resources.​

2020-21 GaDOE Social Studies statewide virtual workshops

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Click here to access 2020-21 ​presentation resources.

#GAsocialstudies Virtual Hub

  • IDEAS READY TO USE: 6 weeks of social studies webinar rations GaDOE Social Studies Team presentsTips, Tricks, and Resources for Digital Learning. Webinars for each grade/course in social studies. Click here for a playlist of recordings for each grade/course.​ 
  • GPB Presents Georgia Home Classroom As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids have access to continued free educational resources at home, GPB, in partnership with Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), is offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to Georgia’s state standards to provide continued at-home learning​. Click here to explore Georgia Home Classroom.​

​​The Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies 

On June 9, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the K-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Social Studies. The K-12 Social Studies GSE is in full implementation during the 2017-2018 school year. 

Resources and Professional Development

Integrated Instructional Supports for All Students​

gadoecialstudies Instagram Teacher Takeover — Applications for the 2021-2022 gadoesocialstudies Instagram teacher takeover are now open! 

Share the great social studies work you are doing in your classroom, school, and district. You don't need your own account, if accepted we will give you ours! Take a look at past takeovers on our Instagram account @gadoesocialstudie

Grade Level/Course Specific Pro​fessional Learning with Virtual Specialists FREE online professional learning communities exclusively for Georgia educators. The Georgia DOE has created course and grade level specific Professional Learning Communities led by Virtual Specialists, where educators from across the State can connect with each other to share experiences, resources, lesson plans, and instructional activities.

​​​​Click here for resources that ​​​​​​Foster Critical Conversations in the Classroom  ​​

Social Studies Civic Engagement Diploma Seal

Social Studies ​Standards and Curriculum Frameworks

Georgia Social Studies Standards and Courses 

Studies Standards Curriculum Sample Activities 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

Joy Hatcher
Social Studies Program Manager
Phone: 404-975-7713
Email: ​jhatcher@d​​​ ​

​Jennifer Zoumberis
Social Studies & Special Education Content Integration Specialist
Phone: 678-326-1271
Nancy Balaun
Social Studies/ESOL Specialist

Marle Usry

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