Virtual Programs

The Museum comes alive on screen with discussion, demonstrations, and exciting visuals through our virtual presentations led by GMA staff. Lessons are delivered virtually using Google Meets. Virtual Programs include access to digital resources such as activities and worksheets for your selected program(s). All Virtual Programs address various Georgia Standards of Excellence based on program selected.

Historic Village Virtual Programs

Guided Live-Stream Field Trips

Visit the Museum virtually through Guided Live-Stream Field Trips. Each lesson is scheduled for a 45-minute time block, including 30 minutes for the lesson and 15 minutes for questions. Groups can select a lesson from the list below. Lessons are delivered virtually using Google Meets. GMA staff will email worksheets and additional resources for your selected program(s) prior to your scheduled date.

Pricing: Guided Live-Stream Field Trips are $45 per lesson.

  • 19th Century Inventions: Learn about inventors of the 19th century and discover how inventions of the past still impact society today. Through the eyes of an inventor, students will then identify a modern issue and create their own invention to solve the problem. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies: SSKH3, SS4E1.f, SS5H1, SSUSH11.c.
  • Reconstruction in Georgia: Reservations available beginning Oct. 1, 2020. The Civil War drastically changed the lives of all citizens in Georgia. Learn more about the lasting effects of these changes during the period known as Reconstruction. Join a Museum interpreter and visit sites virtually to learn about changes in the cotton industry at the Cotton Gin and discover more about Jim Crow laws at the Train Depot. Students will also explore government involvement, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments in the Law Office. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies: SS4H6 and SS4H5.
  • Pricing the Past: Reservations available beginning Oct. 15, 2020. How good are you at shopping on a budget? Use wages from a 19th century profession to buy goods from the Rolling Store. Learn about budgeting, saving, buying on credit and more financial literacy topics. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence in Social Studies:SSKE2; SSKE3; SSKE4; SSKH3; SS1E1; SS1E4; SS2E1; SS2E3; SS2E4; SS3E3.d; SS4E2; SS5E4; SS6E13.a, b, c; SS7E10.a, b, c; SSPFL2.b, c.

Destination Ag Virtual Programs

 

Guided Live Stream Field Trips

Visit Destination Ag virtually through Guided Live-Stream Field Trips.  Each lesson is scheduled for a 45-minute time block, including 30 minutes for the lesson and 15 minutes for questions. Each lesson selected from below is provided virtually using Google Meets. Destination Ag staff will email worksheets and additional resources for your selected program(s) prior to your scheduled date.

Pricing: Guided Live Stream Field Trips are $45 per lesson.

  • Agriculture & Natural Resource Careers: The career lesson will enable students to define agriculture, describe the roles and responsibilities of two careers, and experience demonstrations of career activities. For the 2019-2020 school year, the two feature careers are Livestock Veterinarian and Fertilizer Technician. In the Livestock Vet lesson students will learn about the tools that vets use as well as the procedure for placing a halter on a large animal. In the Fertilizer technician lesson, students will learn how fertilizer helps plants, how technicians mix it, and how push and pull forces help technicians to spread the fertilizer on crops.
  • Aquaponics: Students will learn about the life cycles and food webs contained within their various local water sources. Students will get to see a functioning aquaponics system, featuring catfish and leafy greens working in a symbiotic relationship. Additionally, students will use math skills to help calculate the different parameters of the aquaponics system. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2L1, MGSE2.MD.1, MGSE2.MD.2, MGSE2.MD.3, MGSE2.MD.4, S3L1, MGSE3.MD.2, S4L1, MGSE4.OA.2, ELAGSE4RI7, S4CS2, S4CS3, MGSE4.NF.7, S5L4, MGSE5.NF.6.
  • Georgia Georegions: Through this class, students will learn to identify plants and animals that live throughout the state and in their own environment. Students will discover plant and animal adaptations that help specific species thrive in their area of growth. Students will also get to ‘meet’ one of the museum’s region-specific animals. Agriculture differences between the regions in crops and animals raised will also be discussed, focusing on how daily products that students use may not originate from their own region. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: SS2G1, S3L1, S5L1, S4L1.
  • Let’s Bee Pollinators: Students will get a glimpse into the lives of honeybees and learn about their life cycle. Students will learn about the many different types of pollinators and can possibly see native pollinators in their natural habitat. After this class, students will know the life cycle of honeybees and understand their importance of pollinators in agriculture. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2L1, S3L1, S4L1, S5L4.
  • Swept Away: Students will learn how weather, specifically wind and water, causes changes to the environment. Students will observe wind erosion and water erosion using an erosion simulation table. After attending this lesson, students will understand the effects of weather and the effects of it found in their daily lives. This program addresses the following Georgia Standards of Excellence: S2E3, S3E1, S4E4, S5E1.

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