Educational Georgia Studies Tours: 8th Grade Field Trips
Educational Tours for 8th Grade Georgia Studies Classes
Bring state history out of the classroom and into a real, personal experience for your 8th grade Georgia Studies students with Georgia history tours from Son Tours. From the first days of British colonization to the era of mining and gold rushes, from rich American Indian history to the modern seat of state government, students can experience so much of Georgia storied past on these fantastic tours! Take your 8th grade Georgia studies students on field trips to some amazing destinations.
Colonial and Civil War Georgia Studies Tours
Give students the opportunity to see where it all began, where James Oglethorpe and his settlers landed, where the first colonial capital was established: the city of Savannah, GA. From those first early years of our country through the Civil War and into the modern day, Savannah has been and continues to be a pivotal city, making it an excellent destination for Georgia studies class field trips. Students can explore Fort Pulaski and Fort Jackson and tour the Savannah History Museum, along with a number of other significant museums, historical locations and buildings, and reenactments of historic activities and events.
No Civil War history field trip for your eighth graders is complete without a visit to Andersonville, Ga., home to one of the most infamous POW camps in our nation’s history. Students can tour the prison grounds and nearby sites, including a visit to the POW museum on the grounds. After exploring Andersonville, students on a Georgia Studies tour take a short ride over to Plains, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s hometown. Your students will have the opportunity to explore the small family farm Carter grew up on, the primary school he attended, and much more.
Georgia Studies students can also learn a great deal about these two transformative times in our nation’s history in other places, such as the state capital of Atlanta. The historical buildings, museums, and even the government capitol building help students explore the extraordinarily rich past that has brought Georgia to the state it has become today.
Georgia Gold Rush History Tours
20 years before the gold rush to California, over 15,000 miners clamored to Dahlonega, Georgia, in search of the gold discovered by accident in 1828, resulting in the first major gold rush in America. Now, Georgia Studies students can visit the incredible gold mines, like the Consolidated Gold Mines, and museums, such as the Gold Museum, in Dahlonega and learn about this exciting time in our state’s history. They can even try gold panning for themselves to see what it was like to scrounge through dirt and debris hoping to strike it big with a nugget of real gold.
American Indian History in Georgia
The rich, beautiful cultures of the Georgia-based American Indian tribes still have quite a presence in the state. The Cherokee, Chiaha, Chickasaw, Creek, Oconee, Yamasee, and other tribes all lived and thrived in various parts of Georgia, and some of these nations still live within the state. There are a variety of American Indian historical sites for students to visit, such the Etowah Mounds near Cartersville, which includes a museum, a plaza, a village site, and various other educational elements that make this an excellent destination for Georgia Studies tours.
Georgia Studies Tours: More than Just History
It is true that Georgia is rich in history, from the colonial period to the modern era. While students explore Dahlonega and Savannah and even Warm Springs, the spa town home to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House, students on Georgia Studies tours can visit and experience so many other facets of Georgia than just the past. From theater performances in the rich artistic venues of Savannah to the geological and environmental tours of the Okefenokee Swamp, you can introduce your students to the vast levels of importance that Georgia holds in science and art. Students can learn more about transportation in Georgia and our nation with a trip to the Railroad Museum, or they can discover non-profit work in Georgia through visits to the Habitat for Humanity in Americus, GA.
Plan Your 8th Grade Georgia Studies Class Field Trip Today!
These and so many other state history destinations are available to you and your Georgia Studies students. With three days/two nights and two days/one night options, these tours are completely coordinated and supervised by licensed guides for each individual area of travel and tailored to your instructional needs. With Son Tours, you get:
- Customized Itineraries: We create customized packages based on what you would like your group to accomplish during your trip.
- Reliability: All of our experienced Son Tours tour guides are licensed and experts in the areas you visit, so you can be sure that your students will have an excellent experience. These guides arrange for high-quality motor coaches for the full duration of your trip, and they will always be with your group. They are completely dedicated to making sure your trip runs smoothly.
- Flexibility: Your Son Tours tour expert will be so well-versed in and knowledgeable about student tours and your destinations that they can help you make last-minute changes if necessary.
- Safety: All of our tours come with private, uniformed security at no extra cost. Our personnel all have government or military backgrounds and they will perform safety briefings throughout the trip, making sure your group has the knowledge necessary to make each stop a safe one. Plus, we provide free trip medical insurance, so you know that safety is our top priority.
- Quick Turnaround: Our team will send you an itinerary and a quote within 48 hours of your request for information. This eliminates hours of planning and could save your group hundreds of dollars.
- Easy Payment Options: We invoice parents directly and all payments can be submitted on our website, so you don’t have to manage payments.
Ready to start planning an educational history tour of Georgia for your 8th grade students? Give us a call at 888-554-2243 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you ASAP! Start customizing a Georgia Studies field trip for your school today!