How did President and Mrs. Carter’s interest in wildlife and the natural world collide with the world of pollinators and butterflies?
Julia Coleman was born in 1889 in Texas. Her father was a baptist minister and her mother was a school teacher. As a small child, her family moved to Plains, Georgia. After graduating from high […]
Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter was the mother of the 39th President of the United States, James “Jimmy” Carter. She was born August 15, 1898, in Richland, Georgia. She began her first job working in the […]
Rachel Idlette Holt Clark was born April 2, 1890, in Sumter County, Georgia. In 1912, Rachel married Jack Clark, and in the 1920s they moved to Archery to work for Earl Carter. The small tenant […]
“My life on the farm during the Great Depression more nearly resembled farm life of fully 2,000 years ago than farm life today. I have reflected on it often since that time; social eras change at […]
Former President Jimmy Carter writes, “From as early in March until as late in October as weather and my parents permitted, I never wore shoes. The first warm days of the year brought not only […]
“I have never been happier, more exhilarated, at peace, rested, inspired and aware of the grandeur of the universe and the greatness of God than when I find myself in a natural setting not much […]
The Jimmy Carter Education Program has partnered with the Federal Highway Administration Georgia Division (FHWA) and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to co-sponsor a program to help kids better understand their history as told […]
Activities include corn husk dolls, natural dyes, paper doll chains, paper quilts, simple baskets, t-shirt designs, and vegetable printing.
These lessons utilize primary sources and background information to help students understand the complex process of resolving conflict. Students will analyze documents, photos, and political cartoons related to the Camp David Accords. They will learn how and why the U.S., Israel, and Egypt negotiated this historic peace agreement. They will also analyze the resulting agreement, understanding that every party doesn’t get everything they want in a compromise.
President Jimmy Carter welcomes Japanese students in his hometown as part of an annual exchange program. Each year, Japanese students come to Americus through a partnership to make new friends and learn about our country. Then each spring, Sumter County middle and High students do the same in Japan.
President Jimmy Carter was surprised when he visited Plains High School Museum on December 6, 2002. Students from all over Georgia sent him more than 38,000 cards to congratulate him on winning the Nobel Prize. […]
Jimmy Carter was 4 years old when his family purchased the farm located in the farming community of Archery in 1928. Pre-K students can explore the childhood days of young Jimmy Carter as they […]
An annual Academic Bowl has been held at Plains High School Museum for middle and high school students since 1998. The focus of the bowl includes Presidential History, U.S. History, World History, Geography, and Economics. […]