Newspapers in Education

NIE publication available from Georgia Historical Society

The Georgia Historical Society has made a 16-page Newspapers In Education booklet about Tomochichi, the Yamacraw chief who befriended James Oglethorpe, the founder of of the Georgia colony, and helped him to settle and build Savannah.

The publication is available for download through the Georgia Historical Society or here: NIE2018GaHistoricalSociety

Newspapers are encouraged to share this publication with their local schools as part of the Georgia History Festival. The festival is the signature K-12 educational program of the Georgia Historical Society. Beginning with the new school year, a variety of public programs, exhibits, in-school events and educational resources bring history to life for students of all ages and encourage Georgians to explore the richness and diversity of our state’s past. The festival culminates in February, the founding month of the Georgia Colony, with Founding City events like the popular Colonial Faire and Muster living history program held at Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah’s colorful Georgia Day Parade and the annual Trustees Gala.

For more information, contact Georgia History Society’s Brendan Crellin.