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Fort King George Historic Site is dedicated to being Georgia's premier living history education site. We now offer Georgia-Performance-Standards based, cross-curricular lesson plans. These lesson plans provide instructional materials for teachers of all core subjects. Furthermore, they are diverse and designed to accommodate multiple learning styles.

Interpretive Mission: The interpretive mission of Fort King George Historic Site is to educate the public about the colonial military struggles that affected Georgia's early history. Primarily, interpretive staff aim to reveal this fort's role in the Southeastern, colonial struggle for empire between Great Britain, Spain, and France. Additionally, we aim to show that these imperial struggles contributed to a multi-cultural, frontier society made up of many diverse peoples, trades, crafts, and lifestyles.

  • If you'd like to book a tour to our site call 912-437-4770, or email us at ftkgeo@darientel.net.
     
  • If you'd like to order your copy of a cd with all of the curriculum units listed below, please call 912-437-4770, or email us at ftkgeo@darientel.net.

  Introduction (pdf)
  Acknowledgements (pdf)
 
This guide is intended to be used by teachers wishing to teach students various concepts about Colonial American History, with a particular emphasis being placed upon Georgia History. Each unit is a thematic presentation of various elements found within the interpretive plan used at Fort King George Historic Site. The lessons may be used independently as the teacher wishes; however, they are best complimented when used in conjunction with an educational field study at the site.
 
UNIT ONE: EDUCATIONAL TOUR ASSESSMENT
British colonization of South Carolina and Georgia, trades and crafts in colonial America, Southeastern Native Americans, colonial imperialism and trade, guided tour assessments based upon student comprehension of interpretive program.
 
 
 
 
UNIT TWO: THE DEBATABLE LAND
European exploration in North America, colonial imperialism in the Southeast, British, Spanish, and French colonization, European/Native American relations, mulit-cultural life on the southern frontier, and adaption of colonists to physical environments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNIT THREE: COLONIAL ECONOMICS AND TODAY'S WORLD
Colonial imperialism, mecantilism, physical geography's role in economic development, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, trade, and productivity all reflected in the economic network of colonial America.
 
 
 
 
 
UNIT FOUR: THE MUSKOGEE NATIVE AMERICANS
Native Americans in the Southeast, evolution, culture, lifestyle, use of environment, relations with Europeans, art, religion, ethno-history, and post contact history.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNIT FIVE: THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS OF COLONIAL GEORGIA
Scottish Highlanders settlement in colonial Georgia, adaptation of early explorers and settlers in Georgia, reasons for Georgia's settlement, characteristics of early Georgia during the Trustee period, imperialism among the British and Spanish, frontier life and customs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNIT SIX: MOTION AND FORCES OF A FORTRESS
Newton's Three Laws of Motion, chemistry, mass, gravity, force, simple machines, energy types, conservation of matter, 18th century military science and weaponry.
 
 
 
UNIT SEVEN: FORT CHEMISTRY & OTHER MATTERS
Structure of matter, phases of matter, chemical and physical changes, elements, mixtures, compounds, and the Periodic Table of Elements.
 
 
 
UNIT EIGHT: MATHEMATICS AT A FORTRESS (4th Grade)
Various math problems, based upon the 4th grade curriculum, devoted to historic situations and physical resources at Fort King George.
 
 
 
UNIT NINE: MATHEMATICS AT A FORTRESS (8th Grade)
Various math problems, based upon the 8th grade curriculum, devoted to historic situations and physical resources at Fort King George.
 
 
 

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