Georgia was part of the Confederacy, the southern states that fought during the Civil War. General Sherman, from the Union army (the northern states), burned Atlanta in 1864 during this war. He also destroyed the land all the way to Savannah.
barrier island: An island close to the shore that comes between the ocean and the land. There are lots of them along the Atlantic coast, especially in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. They are usually just sandbars, and so they sometimes move when there's a big hurricane. Small ones can even get completely washed away.
Georgia is an interesting blend of modern America and “Old South” tradition. Atlanta, the capital, is both modern and traditional. The world headquarters of Coca-Cola is in Atlanta, and the 1996 Summer Olympics were held there.
Savannah is a very old city, on the coast near South Carolina's southeast corner. The city has big old southern houses built around grassy squares, and an area near the Savannah River is fixed up to look like the old days.
On the road between Savannah and the northeast corner of Florida are a lot of barrier islands. The two most wonderful ones are probably Sapelo Island and Cumberland Island, but you have to take a ferry boat to get to them.
Georgia is the eleventh most populated state, and its population is almost 8 million.
You have finished your vacation at the beach — now it's time to return home. Start at the word SEA. Travel one space at a time making compound words as you go until reaching the word HOME. You can move up and down, and side to side, but not diagonally!