Many of us can probably remember a favorite school field trip memory -- maybe a visit to the zoo, planetarium or a museum -- where we learned by experiencing our surroundings. Field trips provide students with opportunities for interactive learning, which helps cement knowledge. Now, thanks to GPB Education, a division of Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), teachers and students can receive the experience of taking a field trip through the touch of an app. And GP is proud to be a virtual stop on their interactive learning journey.
GPB Education’s virtual field trips are digital experiences that are designed to help teach students about Georgia’s rich history and culture through interviews, 360-degree panoramic photography, videos and other interactive elements. Students can virtually visit Indian Mounds, the University of Georgia, learn about President Jimmy Carter, the history of the Creek Indians and discover the value of entrepreneurship through five of the state’s most prominent companies, including Georgia-Pacific.
Georgia-Pacific’s stop on the digital field trip includes a narration with former President and CEO Jim Hannan who highlights GP’s business, its history and how the company was founded and believes in the power entrepreneurship. Other Georgia company stops include: Aflac, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines and The Home Depot.
Linked to Georgia standards for 8th grade social studies, the “Entrepreneurship in Georgia” series teaches the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, voluntary exchange, productivity and price incentives to illustrate historical events.
“Entrepreneurship in Georgia” is available on the free GPB Education app or by clicking here.