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 conference. 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 33: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Oral History

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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 conducting oral history interviews and discusses the value of oral history in studying the modern Civil Rights Movement. Click here to view Sarah’s Research Journal entry for this video. In her journal, Sarah…

Yazoo Land Fraud in Primary sources

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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…

National History Day Award Winning Performance on Mary Musgrove

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Sophia’s Schoolhouse is proud to present Devin Snyder and Mercy Koehler’s gold-medal-winning project, “Mary Musgrove: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in the Life of an Indian Princess.” The first-place prize was awarded at the 2016 National History Day competition held recently at the University of Maryland, with the theme “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.” National History Day…

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…