Learn more about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s work at The Carter Center. The Center advances human rights and alleviates unnecessary human suffering in over 80 countries. At work in many of the poorest regions in the world, The Carter Center brings hope to those who need it most.
Watch a short video timeline of Jimmy Carter’s path from a young farm boy in Plains, Georgia, to a negotiator of peace as President of the United States.
President Carter talks about his childhood on the farm, political career, and The Carter Center in his message to students. There are a series of short movies that accompany this curriculum including a Message from Jimmy Carter.
In honor of the President Carter’s 90th birthday, friends, family, and volunteers from Trees Atlanta and the De Roode Lab at Emory University gathered at The Carter Center for a formal dedication of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Pollinator Garden.
Jimmy Carter recalls his most cherished possessions, including one special Christmas gift.
Jimmy Carter shares memories of gathering in the living room to listen to favorite programs on the family’s battery-operated radio. One of his most vivid memories, centers around a heavy-weight boxing match between Joe Lewis and Max Schmeling.
Jimmy Carter describes his appreciation of the earth and the importance of honoring nature’s gifts by preserving the land and sustaining wildlife habitat for future generations to enjoy.
Jimmy Carter recalls the building that served as a blacksmith and carpentry shop, one of the first places he was able to work alongside his father. He describes the many skills he acquired from his father and Jack Clark, supervisor for the Carter farm.
Jimmy Carter explains the life lessons learned from Jack and Rachel Clark while staying at their home while his parents traveled. He learned the basic rudiments of life and priorities that human beings should accrue. He also gained insight into how sharecroppers and day laborers lived in a segregated society.
Jimmy Carter recalls a typical workday on the farm, describing common tasks and his first real lesson in farming on his own.
President Jimmy Carter illustrates how the barn was the center of attention on the family’s farm in Plains. He describes one experience in particular as ‘one of the turning points’ in his life.
In this video, Jimmy Carter reads his book “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer” to a small group of children. The video is part of a series where celebrities and dignitaries read children’s books to young students in an effort to promote and encourage literacy through Georgia Read More, a program aimed at 3rd graders. The series was developed in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education.
Enjoy this Smilebox guided tour of Plains, Georgia, made by two kids!
How did President and Mrs. Carter’s interest in wildlife and the natural world collide with the world of pollinators and butterflies?
View a list of upcoming events sponsored by the Jimmy Carter Education Program. Onsite events take place in Plains, Georgia. Offsite events offered through the internet or at schools within one hour’s drive of Plains.
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. […]