Bring the GEHC to your school! The GEHC 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.
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.
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 examining 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.