Primary Source Spotlight: Victory Mail in the Lois Dozier Norvell Papers

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Victory Mail (V-Mail) Victory Mail (aka V-Mail) was used to reduce the weight of mail being sent between soldiers and their friends and family on the home front. Letters were written on a standardized form that acted as both letter and envelope when folded. The V-Mail was then sent to a processing center where a…

GaETC

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The Georgia Historical Society was proud to present and have an exhibit booth at the 2017 Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). Jonathan Merrill from Howard Middle School in Bibb County helped at our presentation by discussing his experience with the recent GHS pilot virtual program “Georgia in the American Revolution.” You can view our Google…

5 Practical Methods for Primary Source Inquiry

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The Georgia Historical Society presented five practical methods for primary source inquiry during a session at the 2017 Georgia Council for the Social Studies┬áconference. Participants rotated through five stations to explore different methods for using primary sources in the classroom. The five methods are presented below as PDF documents for download to adapt and use…

Georgia in the American Revolution

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The Georgia Historical Society is excited to offer a new resource for Georgia’s eighth-grade Georgia Studies teachers. Georgia in the American Revolution includes three activities designed to meet the Georgia Standards of Excellence for eighth-grade Georgia Studies. Resource videos give an introduction to the topic, provide instructions for each activity, and include activity answers. Download…

Episode 35: Top 10 Places to Find Digitized Primary Sources

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GHS Education Coordinator Sophia Sineath shares her top ten favorite places to find digitized primary sources for the classroom. The video explores places to find primary sources for teaching American history, Georgia history, and world history. In-depth videos on each of the places in the top ten list will be posted on the blog. Download…

Episode 34: Students Portray Famous Figures in Georgia History

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Eighth-grade students at Coastal Middle School students tell you why Georgians should learn about the historical figure they portrayed in the 2017 Georgia Day Parade. In this short video, you will meet Abigail Minis, Nathanael Greene, George Whitefield, Mary Telfair, Mathilda Beasley, and Alice McKane. Want to learn more about the historical figures featured in…