Yazoo Land Fraud in Primary sources

C.H. Warren Illustration of the Burning of the Yazoo Act, MS 1675.
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Scandal, corruption, and political intrigue—no, this is not another blog post about the 2016 presidential election. The scandal under discussion in this blog dates back to the 1780s and 1790s. The Yazoo Land Fraud centered around the issue of what Georgia should do with its vast western territories which spanned most of modern-day Alabama and…

Episode 31: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Manuscript Collection

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Join Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern Sarah as she researches the Civil Rights Movement. In this two-minute video, Sarah shares her experience using manuscript collections. Click here to view Sarah’s Research Journal entry for this video. In her journal, you will learn more about the Savannah Protest Movement and her experiences researching at the Georgia…

Episode 30: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Microfilm

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Join Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern Sarah as she researches the Civil Rights Movement. In this two-minute video, Sarah shares her experience using microfilm to find newspaper articles about the Savannah Protest Movement. Follow the link below the video to learn more about Sarah’s experience and the Savannah Protest Movement. Click here to view Sarah’s…

Episode 28: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Main Collection

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Join Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern Sarah as she researches the Civil Rights Movement. In this three-minute video, Sarah begins her research using online tools and the GHS main collection. Visit schoolhouse.georgiahistory.com for more information about Sarah’s experience and the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah. Follow the link below the video to see the results…

Super Bowl Ads, Vintage Advertisements, and Historical Inquiry

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Your students are going to come back to class on Monday with lots of opinions about the game, the half-time show, and the commercials. Why not direct that energy towards analyzing primary sources?

Vintage advertisements are a great introduction to primary source analysis because students see advertisements every day. Reviewing some of the main techniques advertisers have used for hundreds of years is a great way to transition from discussing your favorite Super Bowl commercials to doing in-depth analysis of advertisements from whatever time period you are studying in class.

Episode 24: Introduction to the Internet Archive

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Want to learn about a website that offers free access to 8.5 million e-books, 2.2 million video clips, 2.7 audio recordings, and the 445 billion archived web pages? Watch this episode of Sophia’s Schoolhouse for an introduction to the Internet Archive. Want to learn more about where to find primary sources online? Enroll in our…