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…

Teaching World War I: A Resource Guide

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Looking for new resources to freshen up your WWI curriculum, but overwhelmed with the amount of material online? Interested in engaging your students using primary sources and local history? GHS Programs Intern Haley McKenzie is here to help with her favorite online resources from the Georgia Historical Society and other trustworthy content creators like the Library of Congress and National World War I Museum.

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 20: Georgians React to the United States Constitution

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In the latest episode of Sophia’s Schoolhouse, Dr. Stan Deaton, The Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian, analyzes a letter written by Lachlan McIntosh in 1787. In the letter, McIntosh gives his opinion of the newly created Constitution. Through his analysis of this primary source, Dr. Deaton gives us a glimpse into how Georgians reacted…