Episode 50: Women in Revolutionary Georgia

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In this video, students will learn about the experience of Georgia women during the American Revolution by looking at a letter from the Georgia Historical Society collection. Written by Abigail Minis on January 14, 1780, the letter will help students better understand the important economic role played by women during the war. Students can see…

Episode 49: Runaway Slave Advertisements from the American Revolution

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In this video, students will learn about the experience of enslaved people during the American Revolution by looking at primary sources from the Georgia Historical Society collection. Students will discover what we can and cannot learn from runaway slave advertisements from the period.

Episode 48: Whigs or Tories: Choosing Allegiance in Revolutionary Georgia

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In this video, students will learn about the difference between Whigs and Tories by exploring a very interesting primary source from the Georgia Historical Society collection. After hearing excerpts from the document, students will have to decide if the author is a Whig or a Tory. The full primary source is available on the Internet…

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…

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…