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 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…

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.

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

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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…

Episode 23: World Digital Library

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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…