section of the GRITS Web site provides projects that
encourage student investigation of southern people,
including native Americans, European explorers, settlers,
Southern People Projects.
- Authors of the Southeast--Ever
wonder how an author comes up with an idea for a book?
Or, if the characters really existed? Elementary and
middle school students will have a chance to ask famous
authors these questions and more.
- Trailing DeSoto, Then and Now--This
project focuses on changes in the southeast from the
time of Hernando DeSoto’s exploration to the
present. Using research skills, expository writing,
and map skills, students will work in teams to create
electronic files comparing then and now.
- Science Adventurers, Time
of Their Lives--NASA has several homes in the
southeast and is home to many astronauts. Yet, the
southeastern states are also home to adventurers in
many areas of science--from inventors to Nobel Prize
winners to discoverers. This project provides students
with the opportunity to study famous southern scientists.