We have educator resources available for K-12 educators and students!
The DLG has been working hard on developing new educator resources for the back-to-school season. They are based on the Georgia 8th Grade Social Studies Standards of Excellence (GSE), and are available at https://sites.google.com/view/dlg-educator-resources.
We have plenty of materials for you to take advantage of, including:
- A quick start guide that supports educators and students in their research of original materials
- A sample slide deck for educators
- A postcard of DLG portals with features available for educators
- Widgets with links to historic images in user regions
- National History Day resources that connect K-12 history researchers to primary source documents in the DLG
- A customized National History Day GALILEO portal, designed to simplify access to primary documents, articles, and more for K-12 history researchers
- A frameable poster and printable postcard featuring a Georgia 8th Grade Social Studies Standards of Excellence (GSE) theme, released monthly
Kevin Shirley, Professor of History at LaGrange College, and Co Coordinator, National History Day Georgia notes: “These materials are precisely what Georgia students need. Giving them the opportunity to examine, study, and analyze primary sources directly aligned to Georgia Studies will build skills and empower learning. In the case of National History Day, many of our participating teachers will use these tools and resources as the ‘gateway,’ introducing their students to research process and the relationship between primary and secondary sources. It is an excellent collection!”
Joy Hatcher, Georgia Department of Education Social Studies Program Manager states: “The Digital Library of Georgia has assembled a wonderfully rich collection of sources that social studies teachers will find helpful in promoting inquiry. Georgia teachers will be thrilled!”
All of these items provide high quality, standards-aligned materials from the DLG that help teachers meet the varying academic interests and needs of their students and support a wide range of topics and time periods.
- Relations between the early government and the Native peoples
- The arts
- Public education
- The World Wars
- Civil rights
- Politics from revolution through present
Materials come from museums, archives, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations that have contributed more than 600 collections to the DLG’s web site, and all provide insight into the state’s diverse population and geography.
We have also added education-themed social media posts for you to distribute, so that you can connect users to items in the DLG. These are available in our downloadable press kit at bit.ly/dlgpresskit.