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Compiled for teachers, this is a great site for 8th grade Georgia Historians! Use the links at the bottom of the thumbnails to see the original item on the relevant site or to download a PDF.
The first twenty years of Georgia history are referred to as Trustee Georgia because during that time a Board of Trustees governed the colony. England's King George signed a charter establishing the c
What do you know about James Oglethorpe?
WHO? "Georgia’s most famous founding father"
WHEN? 1696 - 1785
WHY? Use these primary sources from the GHS to find out your own answer to that question.
In 1733, General James Oglethorpe, acting on behalf of the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in England, landed a group of colonists and settled the town of Savannah in the new c
Who was on the HMS Anne? Who arrived later? This is the Earl of Egmont's list of early settlers of Georgia, ca. 1743. Call number: MS 1395
As visionary, social reformer, and military leader, James Oglethorpe conceived of and implemented his plan to establish the colony of Georgia. It was through his initiatives in England in 1732 that th
When James Oglethorpe and the English colonists arrived in Georgia in 1733, Tomochichi was here to greet them. It was his artful diplomacy between the English settlers and the native population
What do you know about Tomochichi?
He was born "circa" 1644 and died in 1739. Why do we know when he died but not when he was born?
Explore these primary sources from the Georgia Historical Society to find out more.
Georgia’s Trustees decided that the new colony’s first settlement would be located on the Savannah River and would be named Savannah.
In the 1730s, England founded the last of its colonies in North America. The project was the brain child of James Oglethorpe, a former army officer. After Oglethorpe left the army, he devoted himself