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State Social Studies Review of Resources

Governor’s Directive for Social Studies Resources

Governor Deal directed the Georgia Department of Education to develop curricular resources with foundational tenets that ensure that every child learns the importance of American government; with emphasis on our nation’s founding documents, citizenship including voting and civic responsibility, and economics education and fiscal responsibility. The curricular resources will include materials that any local system could infuse into their existing Social Studies instruction.

Once the State Board of Education has well-developed curricular resources emphasizing foundational tenets, public input will be sought. It is suggested that comments from Georgia residents be in writing, be specific to the issues, and specify items in the curricular resources that are of concern or supported.

State Social Studies Resources and Feedback Form

Please click on the links below to review the resources and then to provide your input.  There are almost 2,000 Social Studies Resources, many of which are web-based and some are titles to books.

Last day to provide feedback is January 8th, 2015.

 Review Social Studies Resources

 Give Feedback on Social Studies Resources

Next Steps

The SBOE will review all feedback and comments from all collection methods and post all comments for 90 days.  During the 90-day comment period, the SBOE will present the curricular resources with foundational tenets to the State House and Senate Education Committees and then reconvene to hear all comments submitted during the comment period.

Following the 90 day public comment period the SBOE will review all comments, take final public input and then take action on the curricular resources with foundational tenets, which any local school could infuse in their existing Social Studies instruction.

If you have any questions please email Shaun Owen, Social Studies Program Director, at

AP US History Course Framework Crosswalk Document

A group of experienced AP US History teachers worked with Becky Chambers to create this alignment between the 2014 AP US History course framework and the GPS US History course to offer suggestions of details beyond each of those guidelines which teachers may opt to include in their course. If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Becky Chambers at

APUSH Alignment and Resource

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