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HOMESCHOOL DAYS

Homeschool Days at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum are designed for the unique educational needs of homeschool students, who will spend an afternoon enjoying local history through facilitated activities and play-based learning. These special days allow home-schoolers of all ages to explore the featured exhibits, investigate collections up close, participate in hands-on activities, and tour exhibits with Museum docents or Education staff.

Our American Heritage

Grade One – Social Studies

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Currently in development; coming soon!

Native-Americans

Grade Two – Georgia Studies

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Through our Native American activities, students will understand that the area we now know as Sandy Springs hosted Native Americans in the past and will learn about how they lived and why they left. Each student will describe the Georgia Creek and Cherokee cultures of the past in terms of tools, clothing, homes, way so making a living, and accomplishments. Students will also learn about the importance of the Chattahoochee River, before partaking in a historical simulation of the Trail of Tears game and learning about the Georgia Land Lotteries of the 1820s.

Becoming a City: Sandy Springs

Grade Three – Social Studies

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Through our unique local government program, students will begin to understand that Sandy Springs had to go through certain steps to become a city and that their efforts to do so were quite unique. Students will explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of a republican form of government. By the end of our hour-long session, students will be able to name the three levels of government and the three branches in each, including the names of the legislative branch. Students will then explore our Sandy Springs: Land and People Exhibit, and learn about several key pieces in our archival collection related to some of the first city officials in Sandy Springs.

America’s Great Expansion

Grade Four – Social Studies

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Currently in development; coming soon!

The Civil War and Sandy Springs

Grade Five – Social Studies

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During our discussion of the Civil War, students will begin to understand that Sandy Springs played an important role in Sherman’s march to Atlanta, in addition to the rest of the Civil War. They’ll evaluate and explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War, before ultimately looking at our local involvement, and the impact to local residents who were here during Sherman’s march.

Questions? Contact us via email or by calling 404-851-9111 ext. 2.