K12 Social Studies Outreach

Bring the EHC to your school! The EHC offers a variety of outreach programs in both science and social studies. These outreach programs provide students with high quality, high interest instruction and provide teachers with the convenience of a field study in their own classroom.

Programs include one (1) hour of instruction and can be customized to fit the schools need.

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THIRD GRADE

Frederick Douglass: Inspirational Leader

Students examine the life of Frederick Douglass and learn how he promoted the abolition of slavery and led the efforts for the inclusion of African Americans in the Civil War. Through the use of music and the construction of a station for the Underground Railroad, students gain an appreciation for Douglass and his character traits.

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Overcoming Obstacles

Students explore the challenges of the 1930s through analyzing the character traits of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). Discover how he managed to conquer physical challenges, jump start the economy, and establish a legacy for the American people. Examine artifacts and listen to a Fireside Chat to understand how daily life differed from today. Recognize FDR’s robust feelings of patriotism that led to the success of the United States through a hands-on art project.

FIFTH GRADE

The War At Home

World War II required tremendous resources. Meeting the war’s needs for material and manpower was a huge challenge. Students learn the four ways that American’s at home overcame shortages of materials by food production, substitution, rationing and recycling. Additionally, students examine actual World War II ration books and civil defense materials as they learn how manpower shortages brought about new roles and new opportunities for women and African Americans.

EIGHTH GRADE

Turbulent Times In Georgia: The Civil War & Reconstruction

Students investigate how the Civil War impacted Georgia through exploration into music, medicine, and communication. Meet a soldier who speaks of daily life and how the war affected the homefront in his absence. Participate in mock drills and examine the lives of spies for both the Confederate and Union forces.

A Soldier’s Life & The War at Home

Students discover the impact of the Civil War on the Gwinnett community by learning about the daily life of a soldier and examine the impact of disease during the war. This program also looks at communication through the use of primary sources such as letters written by local soldiers.