GEORGIA STUDIES with Mr. Chastain

Designed by Nick Chastain

Oglethorpe and the Indians
James Oglethorpe with Native Americans

   Greetings and welcome to Georgia Studies! Georgia Studies is a class where geography, economics, history, and politics come together to give students a broad view of the Peach State.  C.A. Gray Junior High School is located in beautiful and historic Moultrie, GA. Moultrie is located in Colquitt County, which is named after Walter Terry Colquitt, a former U.S. Senator. Colquitt County is home to current United States Senator Saxby Chambliss. We are also home to the Colquitt County Packers, state champions in football (1994) and baseball (1997). 

Colquitt County Courthouse

Colquitt County Courthouse

    My name is Nick Chastain and I am originally from Tallahassee, Florida. This is my first year teaching Georgia Studies, and I absolutely love it! I spent eight long years as an Internet sales manager at a car dealership. Although I value the experience, education, and relationships that I acquired during this time, I finally feel like I have found my calling in life... teaching. When I am not at school, I love to travel (we recently got back from Washington D.C.), fish, hunt, golf, BBQ, watch Florida State football, and cut grass. I have been married to the love of my life almost ten years, and we have two beautiful dogs. Tucker is an old English Bulldog and Lucy is a Cocker Spaniel.  When I am barbequing, I am a complete Egghead! I have two big green eggs that I can cook just about anything on... from Boston butt, whole turkeys, steaks,... even pizza!

Lucy the Cocker Spaniel           Tucker the Bulldog         Family Christmas       Whitehouse      Doak
              Campbell Stadium

    Georgia Studies is a course all eighth grade students must take. Although this is my first year teaching it, my co-teacher Ms. Lori Myers has been teaching this class for eight years. My undergraduate degree is in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Administration. Between the two of us, we have a wealth of information that should make this one of your favorite classes this year! Our lessons are designed to be fun, fast paced, and above all educational. Many of the standards we teach are covered in video form here. Lori and I work well together, and we are both available before school, during lunch, or after school to ensure that all of our students are completely comfortable with the content of this course.

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E-book website
LiveText Portfolio
Georgia On My Line


Georgia Stories

This website is dedicated to bringing
the content we cover in Georgia Studies
to life! Videos that cover just about
everything for Georgia Studies.
Georgia Info

A quick link that will show you what
happened today in Georgia history! Gives
a chronological account of where we are
and how we got here.
New Georgia Encyclopedia

Have a question you want answered?
This valuable resource is a great tool
that will help you find the answers you
are looking for!

The History Channel

This site has videos, interactive content,
famous speeches and rare photos.

Questions? Email me and I will answer your
questions or find someone who can!