Recognizing Common Themes in Advertising

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Join Leisa Vaughn, Georgia Historical Society Programs Intern, in Sophia’s Schoolhouse to improve your media literacy skills. Learn how advertisers, past and present, use emotions, product positioning, and ideas of success and rewards to appeal to customers. After watching the videos below, visit the GHS website to explore the new online exhibit “From Waffle Fries…

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…

Episode 22: Help! I’ve Been Assigned a Research Project. Part 2, Selecting Your Topic


During Georgia Archives Month, GHS will release three episodes in a series of videos called Help! I’ve Been Assigned a Research Project.This video series is designed to help guide students through the process of completing historical research. Watch two contestants play the exciting game Select Your Topic! You will learn the dos and don’ts of…

Episode 17: Top Ten Reasons to Study the United States Constitution


Get your students excited about Constitution Day with Stan Deaton, Emmy-award winning host of Today in Georgia History, as he delivers his top ten reasons for studying the United States Constitution. Inspired to study the United States Constitution? The Georgia Historical Society has developed a free online course to help you improve your knowledge! Visit…