Welcome to the online component of The Georgia Historical Society’s (GHS) Opening America’s Archives: Using Primary Sources Across Disciplines initiative.

Between August and November of 2012 the Georgia Historical Society delivered six statewide teacher-training workshops for 8th grade Georgia Studies and ELA teachers, one in each of the following Georgia Department of Education RESA Districts: North Georgia (2), Metro (4), Middle Georgia (8), First District (13), and Southwest Georgia (14). A workshop was also hosted at Armstrong Atlantic State University. The workshops introduced teachers to the library and archival collections of the Library of Congress, the Georgia Historical Society, as well as other relevant repositories across Georgia and the nation. As a part of the workshop, participants created authentic tasks and activities using primary sources from online digital collections. These lessons along with the GHS created primary source sets are featured on this site.

Do you have an excellent lesson plan or activity including primary sources you would like to add to the site? If so please email Sophia Sineath, Education Coordinator at the Georgia Historical Society (ssineath@georgiahistory.com)

Sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.

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