Episode 33: Researching the Civil Rights Movement, Oral History


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…

Episode 24: Introduction to the Internet Archive


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…

Episode 23: World Digital Library


Looking for primary sources to use in your world history courses? Look no further than the World Digital Library for primary sources from archives, museums, and cultural institutions all over the world. Watch the video below for an overview of how to find primary sources on the World Digital Library website. Want to learn more…

Three Tips for Supporting Historical Research in Your Classroom

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This post was adapted from GHS’s session at the 2015 Georgia Council for the Social Studies Conference titled Help! I’ve Been Assigned a Research Project: Supporting Historical Research in Your Classroom.  Preaching to the Choir Before we get to the three tips for supporting historical research in your classroom, I want to do a little…

2014 NCSS Conference: Digital Public Library of America

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I really wish the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) had been around when GHS was working to find primary source images to illustrate Today in Georgia History. In order to find images for each topic, I often had to research the collections of the Georgia Historical Society, the Library of Congress, the Georgia Archives, and…

2014 NCSS Conference: Teaching with Primary Sources + Boundless Resources = Boundless Potential

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“Teaching with Primary Sources + Boundless Resources = Boundless Potential.”  Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources  Program.  In 2012, GHS received a grant from the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region at Waynesburg University to promote the use of primary sources in Georgia’s classrooms. TPS Eastern Region asked GHS and two other grantees…