By STAFF REPORTS

Registration is open for free monthly Georgia history classes offered at the Georgia Archives for grades 8 through 12.

Siblings in grades 6 and 7 may also attend if accompanied by an adult. The classes will start Thursday, Aug. 5 and end on May 5, 2022.

The class will begin with Georgia’s founding as a colony and end with post-World War II Georgia. In this class, students and family members will learn about the role that Georgia played in major historic statewide and national events.

The classes will be held on the first Thursday of the month at the Georgia Archives from 10 a.m. to noon with a break for lunch and then from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lunches may be eaten in the Patron Lounge adjacent to the classroom. The Archives is at 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow.

Registration will be limited and social distancing maintained.

The classes will be a combination of lecture, PowerPoint, discussion, short videos, and examination of facsimiles of documents housed at the Georgia Archives. Visits to the Original Documents Reading Area (ODRA) to view documents discussed in the classes will be given at the end of the second half of the class.

For those who attend every session, a certificate of completion will be awarded on the final day of the Georgia history class in May.

If you have any questions, or wish to register, email Penny Cliff at Penelope.Cliff@usg.edu. Those who wish to register will be sent a registration form via email.

About the Georgia Archives

The Georgia Archives is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Georgia Archives identifies, collects, manages, preserves, provides access to, and publicizes records and information of Georgia and its people, and helps state and local government agencies with their records management.