Field experiences are an integral part of the SKTCS instructional model. With the rich history our city has to offer, there is an abundance of Place Based Education opportunities for our students. Even though we are currently learning virtually, we can still showcase our historic landmarks.
This week, the first grade students will learn about Fort King George and take a virtual tour recorded by Mrs. Yarboro. First grade classes are doing a unit of "Me on the Map" in which students will be making connections to the rich history that Georgia has to offer. This historic site tour introduces them to learning about the indigenous people of Georgia, a topic they will revisit again in second grade. After viewing and discussing the virtual tour, students will write about three things they saw or learned from the field trip.
Fort King George is the oldest fort in Georgia, established by the English in 1721. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. The Fort is Operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources: https://gastateparks.org/FortKingGeorge