Historic Figures in Georgia History

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People in our past have made a huge difference in Georgia History

Essential Questions:
*What contributions did these people make to our society?
* How was their everyday life like ours? How was it different?

Have you ever thought about how Georgians lived long ago? This scavenger hunt will help you learn about these famous historic Georgians and how they made a difference even in your life today.

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Click on each picture to answer the questions.

James Oglethorpe

1. James Oglethorpe founded the Colony of Georgia in 1733. Why did he start the colony?

2. Why did he name the colony Georgia?

3. Who did he make friends with in the new land?

4. List one other fact you learned about James Oglethorpe and the Georgia Colony.


5. Tomichichi was the chief of the _____________________________ tribe.

6. Where did Tomichichi settle?

7. Tomochichi helped _________________________make many important decisions and treaties with other tribes.

8. The most important thing he did in his live was to be a _______________ ________________________ between the Indians and the English.


Mary Musgrove (pictured with her third husband, the Reverend Mary Musgrove

9. Mary Musgrove was part ________________ and part ___________________.

10. How many times was she married?

11. She was very helpful to ___________________________________.

12.  Her greatest contribution to Georgia was_____________________.



12. What did Sequoyah invent?

13. It was called "____________________________________________".


Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson

14. Where was Jackie Robinson born?

15. What was he famous for?

16. When did he die?


Martin Luther King, Jr.

17. When was Martin Luther King, Jr. born?

18. He was a _________________ ____________________.

19. What was one of the main leaders of what?

20. What was his famous speech called?

21. How did he die?


Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter


22. Jimmy Carter was the 39th ______________.

23. Before that he served as the  _________________ of Georgia.

24. He is a key figure in ___________________________________________.














  SS2H1 The student will read about and describe the lives of historical figures in Georgia history.
a.   Identify the contributions made by these historic figures: James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi, and Mary Musgrove (founding of Georgia); Sequoyah (development of a Cherokee alphabet); Jackie Robinson (sports); Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights); Jimmy Carter (leadership and human rights).
b.   Describe how everyday life of these historical figures is similar to and different from everyday life in the present (food, clothing, homes, transportation, communication, recreation, rights, and freedoms).