The Mission of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to advocate for, support, and celebrate the advancement of quality social studies teaching for Georgia students.

The Vision of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies is to prepare students to be knowledgeable, effective decision makers and engaged citizens in a globally interdependent world.

Funding has been provided by Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Act of 2021.


Conference Registration here:

Registration is not finalized until payment is received. A confirmation email will then be sent at that time.


CLICK HERE to register for this retreat

CLICK HERE to register as a exhibitor for this retreat


There are 2 hotel options for this retreat:

Larger groups booking multiple rooms may want to consider requesting one or more cabins at Brasstown Valley. For more details, contact Brasstown Valley at 800-201-3205.


1. Brasstown Valley resort 
All rooms are $159 per night plus taxes and fees. If you call to make your reservation, be sure to mention Georgia Council for the Social Studies to receive the Retreat Rate.
Registration: CLICK HERE or 800-201-3205


2. The Ridges Resort
All rooms are $159 per night plus taxes and fees. Be sure to mention Georgia Council for the Social
Studies when you call to receive the Retreat Rate.
Registration: 706-896-2262


Reserve your room at Brasstown Valley by May 23 and at The Ridges by May 15 in order to receive the retreat rate.


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Statement on Covid

Despite all of the ups and downs of this pandemic, we are optimistic that we can safely and powerfully transcend our current isolations to bring back our Picturing History Retreat in 2022. Our retreat sites (both at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa and The Ridges Resort) are following CDC guidelines and strict protocols to keep us safe and we will continue to monitor developments as we move through this year. 

 Statement from The Ridges: Concerning our Covid-19 policies: We have implemented an enhanced sanitation program throughout the property, eliminated stay over service and have suspended certain common spaces and activities. We are monitoring the CDC and the State's recommendations and acting accordingly. 

Coral Hospitality/Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa – youtube video explaining compliance with CDC guidelines


Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy for the Picturing History retreat registration fee:

  • cancellation by April. 1 - full refund of registration fee
  • cancellation by May 15 - 50% of registration fee refunded
  • cancellation after May 15 - no refund

Because this conference is fully booking the lodge at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, a late cancellation may prevent others from filling the vacant spot. Individuals are responsible with the hotel with whom they have reservations about their respective hotel cancellation policies.

We can accept the first 250 registrations before we are full, and those beyond that number will be placed on a waiting list. The wait list will be used to fill any cancellation vacancies as soon as possible after we are notified, and in the order in which the name appears on the wait list.

Please email if you need to cancel.