Two social studies classes at TCMS recently enjoyed visits from special guest speakers.
Eighth grade students in Rhonda Grim’s Georgia History class at Thomas County Middle School recently had a visit from Sophia Sineath, the educational coordinator for the Georgia Historical Society (GHS). Mrs. Sineath brought copies of maps from the GHS collection that illustrated how Georgia’s landholdings changed from early statehood through the time of the Cherokee Removal, better known as the Trail of Tears. Students used a primary source observation sheet to record their observations, questions, and conclusions about the material they reviewed in stations around the room.
Mrs. Mandy West's sixth grade social studies class had a visit from William Carver who works as a curator with the National Archives in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Carver, a 2004 graduate from Thomas County Central High School, explained his job to the students and showed them the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website, how to use it search for primary sources, and how to navigate the Library of Congress website.