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Special Collections- Outreach and Education: Local History Lesson Plan

Special Collections engages in collaborative educational outreach and offers instruction sessions in archival research.

Teaching/Learning Strategies

  • Maps of the state, and local area(s)
  • Primary sources (diaries, journals, photographs, letters)
  • Secondary sources (print/non-print and software)
  • Community resource sites/structures
  • Historical societies
  • Audiovisual presentations (films, filmstrips, slides, videos)
  • The Internet

Assessment

Students should complete the pre-test before completing activities and the post-test afterwards to assess content knowledge.

Rationale

Students use reference tools such as dictionaries, almanacs, encyclopedias, and computer databases and research tools such as interviews and surveys to find the information they need to meet specific demands, explore interests, or solve specific problems.

Students [begin to] understand, analyze, and interpret historical events, conditions, trends, and issues to develop historical perspective.

Standards Satisfied:

 

SS8H7: The student will evaluate key political, social, and economic changes that occurred in Georgia between 1877 and 1918.

 

SS8H6: The student will analyze the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Georgia.

 

ELA9RL3: The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to contemporary context or historical background.

 

ELA10RL3: The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods.

 

Learners/Prior Knoweldge

LEARNERS

 Ability to use media, encyclopedias, and library resources, along with prior knowledge of historical material.

Show a short PowerPoint Presentation to get students acquainted with proposed material.

 

SPACE

 Media lab, classroom, or library

Activities

Complete these activities using the provided web-enabled reseearch and www.google.com.

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