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Salzburger’s Removed From Ga History? CONFIRMED

May 7th, 2016

Based on discussions with the Project leader, the only way to correct this issue is to use the survey below.  You can put as much justification as you want (1 word to 40 pages).  Only your responses will make them evaluate putting Salzburgers/Germans, etc. back into the new core history.  You may use information on our web site
and for justification.

Please respond asap, the survey is open until March 14.  The Georgia Board of Education current draft removes the word Salzburger from the text required for Georgia Education.  This is the first standards update in 8 years.  If we are unsuccessful, it will be another 8 years to correct this travesty.  Student generations will not know and teachers will not know.

Removing the word “Salzburger” also disqualifies (removes) any school trips to Ebenezer for educating Georgia students and teachers.

The first link below is a survey in which people can go in and comment that the Salzburgers need to be reinstated as part of the standards.  The second is a link to a Crossswalk of the standards.  See figure below…. (The first column shows the standards that are being taught now.  The second column is the proposed standards.  If you look on page 65 you will see the now standard that includes the Salzburgers (SS8H2b) and that it is no longer included in the proposed standards.)  

Please read the changes and take the survey below.  Please also email your opinion to your representatives, etc.  





12743603_798567043610554_2658777424227221221_nAnd here is the letter drafted by the society.

Thanks for all your help!  Hopefully our voices will be heard and we can make a difference!

Gary Nizzi


Georgia Salzburger Society

Example of Re-Write

Please read the changes and take the survey below.  You may also email your opinion to the Social Studies coordinator below, your representatives, etc.



The names below are the Social Studies Content Specialist at the GaDOE.

Shaun Owen                                                         Joy Hatcher

Program Coordinator                                           Program Specialist

Phone: 404-651-7271                                            Phone: 404-656-2093

Fax: 404-656-5744

Email: [email protected]                                              Email: [email protected]

Thanks for all your help!  Hopefully our voices will be heard and we can make a difference!