ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

State of Georgia - Pottery and History Curriculum Lesson for Homeschooling or Summer Enrichment

Updated on July 15, 2013
notyouraverageal profile image

Mom. Homeschooler. Editor. Wife. These are a few words to describe notyouraverageal. Her life is anything but average.

Pottery Road Trip!


Georgia on My Mind

This lesson is from my curriculum series, Pottery Road Trip. These were lessons I created to teach elementary aged students more about the United States. I have listed state facts about Georgia. You can use this lesson as a quick afternoon activity, or you can use it to introduce a unit study. Read the state facts, find Georgia on a map and do research about Georgia.

You can adapt this lesson to work for any age. For younger children, print color sheets about Georgia or have them make a lapbook. For older children, have them read a biography of a famous person from Georgia and write a report. Above all, have fun while learning about Georgia.

See my hubs for other state lessons.

Georgia State Facts

State Abbreviation: GA

Capital: Atlanta

State Nickname: The Peach State

State Motto: “Wisdom, Justice and Moderation”

State Song: “Georgia on My Mind”

State Bird: Brown Thrasher

State Tree: Live Oak

State Flower: Cherokee Rose

State Insect: Honey Bee

State Reptile: Gopher Tortoise

State Fish: Large Mouth Bass

Famous People Born in Georgia:

Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the US

Jeff Foxworthy, ”You Might Be a Redneck”

Margaret Mitchell, Author of Gone with the Wind

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader

Julia Roberts, actress

Ryan Seacrest, host

Fun Facts:

St. Mary’s, Georgia is the second oldest city in America.

Georgia was named for King George II of England.

Georgia is the number one producer of the three P’s: peanuts, peaches and pecans.

Coca Cola was invented in Georgia.

For the Peach State, we will make peaches.

How you make a peach depends on whether you are kiln-firing the project or not. If you are not kiln-firing it, just make a ball big enough to be a peach. However, for kiln fired projects, you can't have a solid piece of clay that thick. (Or you risk an explosion.) Instead, follow these directions:
(Even if you aren't kiln firing, it might be more fun to follow these instructions anyway as it makes the project a little more complicated.)

First, make two small balls that are the same size.


Make pinch pots. Do this by first sticking your thumb in each ball.


Next, pinch the clay to open it up into a small pot shape.


Make both pots the same size.


Stuff some newspaper or a paper towel in the pots to keep them from collapsing. If you are kiln-firing, the newspaper will fire away in the kiln. If you aren'


Put the two pots together and begin sealing the edges. Remember, if you are kiln firing, you need to attach the clay properly.


Wet your fingers and smooth the seams. (With polymer clay, leave out the water.)


If you are kiln firing, make a hole somewhere in the peach so steam can escape. Otherwise, you are creating a little clay bomb.


Use the stick to make a line in the peach. My family calls this the butt. I don't know the technical term.


Form a stem and a leaf by pinching small pieces of clay and attach them to the peach. Now you have a finished peach!



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)