Etowah Mounds, New Echota and Georgia Educational Programs present:
at the Etowah Indian Mounds and New Echota
October 31-November 1, 2019
cost $15 per student / title 1 discount
For information or reservations call 770-313-0519 (see program descriptions below)
History Adventure, Oct. 31 at the Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville
Creek Indian Hunting Camp
Native Americans became active traders with the Europeans, who set up forts and trading posts. Students enter an elaborate Creek Indian hunting camp where they see and touch trade items such as furs, beads, cookware, clothing and more. They learn about the impact this trade had on the environment and culture of the native people.
The Georgia Colony with James Oglethorpe
Students meet the founder of the Georgia colony and explore the reasons why Georgia was so special among the original colonies. Oglethorpe's idealism and dreams for the new colony create a compelling story of how our state was born.
Students meet a Native American and discover how native people made tools, clothing, weapons and other items. Students learn about customs and beliefs and experience many aspects of material culture. The presenter engages students in activities that help them understand the values and perspectives of the early inhabitants of North America.
Tour of Etowah Mounds and Museum
Students explore the Etowah Mounds where they tour the museum and see a film. They climb the highest mound and see ancient fish traps in the river.
History Adventure, November 1 at New Echota in Calhoun, GA
Creek Indian Hunting Camp
The Native Americans of Georgia became active traders with the Europeans, who set up forts and trading posts. Students enter an elaborate Creek Indian hunting camp where they see and touch trade items such as furs, beads, cookware, clothing and more. They learn about the impact this trade had on the environment and culture of the native people.
Revolutionary War in Georgia
Students encounter a soldier who explains the sources of animosity between the British and the colonists, including the Stamp Act and other measures to extract taxes from the colonists. Georgia's role in the Revolution and the major figures involved become part of the story of independence.
Sequoyah and the Trail of Tears
A seminal figure in Native American history, Sequoyah not only created a written language for the Cherokee Indians, but he was active in the politics leading up to Indian Removal and the Trail of Tears. Students will understand this period from a crucial and personal perspective.
Harriet Tubman and Life During Slavery
Meet a true American hero who repeatedly risked her life to help people escape from slavery.
Tour of museum and film
Students explore the Etowah Mounds museum with an archaeologist and see artifacts that are unique to this site. They also see the original film The Southeastern Indians in the museum's theater. Teachers may also wish to walk to the river with their students and to climb to the top of a mound for a view of the village site from above.