A Teacher’s Appreciation of DLG Educator Resources

George Jones, His majestys colony of Georgia in America, 1734, Hargrett Library. Part of the SS8H2 Lesson Plan

I taught Georgia history during the 2018-2019 school year.  When I began the process of planning out the academic year, I was so overwhelmed!  How on earth was I going to be able to teach my students all that they needed to learn?

 

As I began to search for lesson plans, curriculum maps, and many other resources to help in this endeavor, I came across the Digital Library of Georgia.  I was amazed by the resources that were available at my fingertips!

 

One of the activities I used these resources for was over the Georgia SS8H2, analyzing the colonial period of Georgia’s history.  Thankfully, the DLG had amassed all the resources in one place, and I was able to pick and choose what I wanted to share with my class.  One of the activities I made using the DLG was over colonial Georgia.

 

I set up stations in the classroom where students would analyze either a primary resource or image to help them understand how Savannah came to be.  I went further and used biographies of Mary Musgrove and Tomochichi that had been collected by the DLG from the Georgia Historical Society. These biographies helped me teach about how Europeans used native Americans in the establishment of the state of Georgia. 

 

As the school year went on, I continued to use the resources of the DLG.  As I taught about the Bourbon Triumvirate, I went to the DLG to find images of these prominent figures of Georgia’s New South Era.  When I taught about the Leo Frank Case, I was able to use Frank’s papers to teach about what had happened to him.  Because I was able to show through images what it was like to work at the Bell Bomber Plant, I was able to make World War II more interesting.

 

The access that I have had through the DLG helped to enhance my lessons every day.  This enhancement helped my students so much that the 8th grade at Odyssey Charter was able to improve their milestones scores by twenty-five percent.  I am so grateful for this resource and would highly encourage all educators to use this invaluable resource.

 

Becky Brown

7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

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Forthcoming Newspapers – Fall 2019

This year, the Digital Library of Georgia will be adding a variety of new newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website. Below is a list of newspapers titles slated to be added to GHN in the Fall of 2019.

R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation-funded newspaper titles:

  • Tri-Weekly Sumter Republican (Americus), 1866-1867
  • Georgia Collegian (Athens), 1870-1872
  • Southern Cultivator (Athens), 1867-1870
  • Atlanta Constitution, 1872-1886
  • Atlanta Daily Register, 1864
  • Daily Commonwealth (Atlanta), 1863
  • Daily New Era (Atlanta), 1866-1871
  • Weekly Republican and Discipline (Atlanta), 1856
  • Weekly Southern Opinion (Atlanta), 1868
  • Christian Index & South-Western Baptist (Atlanta), 1867-1871
  • Atlanta Independent, 1872
  • Methodist Advocate (Atlanta), 1869-1878
  • Commonwealth (Atlanta), 1861-1862
  • Daily Intelligencer (Atlanta), 1861
  • Georgia Crusader (Atlanta), 1861
  • Weekly Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1867-1868
  • Banner of the South (Augusta), 1868-1870
  • Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1870-1872
  • Daily Loyal Georgian (Augusta), 1867
  • Daily Register (Augusta), 1864
  • Pacificator (Augusta), 1864-1865
  • Southern Republic (Augusta), 1861
  • Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1861-1874
  • Weekly Loyal Georgian (Augusta), 1867-1868
  • Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1867-1870
  • Weekly Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1865- 1877
  • Banner of the South and the Planters Journal (Augusta), 1870-1872
  • Augusta Weekly Press, 1869
  • National Republican (Augusta), 1868
  • Daily Press (Augusta), 1866-1867
  • Georgia Courier (Augusta), 1830-1833
  • Southern Georgian (Bainbridge), 1866, 1869
  • Southern Sun (Bainbridge), 1870-1872
  • Bainbridge Argus, 1870
  • Bainbridge Weekly Sun, 1872-1874
  • Brunswick Advocate (Brunswick), 1837-1839
  • Calhoun Weekly Times, 1870-1874
  • Carroll County Times (Carrollton), 1872-1873, 1876-1877
  • Cartersville Express, 1868-1873
  • Weekly Cartersville Express, 1867
  • Cartersville Express, 1867
  • Columbus Daily Times, 1861-1864
  • Daily Sun (Columbus), 1861-1865
  • Weekly Sun (Columbus), 1868-1873
  • Democrat (Columbus), 1830-1832
  • Columbus Times, 1864-1865
  • Weekly Sun (Columbus), 1866-1867
  • Examiner (Covington), 1866
  • Georgia Enterprise (Covington), 1865-1873
  • Cuthbert Weekly Appeal (Cuthbert), 1869-1873
  • Cherokee Georgian (Dalton), 1867
  • Dawson Journal, 1866-1868
  • Dawson Weekly Journal, 1871-1877
  • Independent Press (Eatonton), 1854-1855
  • Elberton Gazette, 1866-1869
  • Fairburn Gazette, 1871
  • Fairburn Sentinel, 1871-1872
  • Fairburn Waif, 1872
  • Georgia Mirror (Florence), 1838-1839
  • Mirror (Florence), 1839-1840
  • Air-Line Eagle (Gainesville), 1861-1869
  • Greensboro Herald, 1867-1875
  • Georgia Weekly (Greenville), 1861
  • Griffin Semi-Weekly Star, 1868-1872
  • Griffin Tri-Weekly Star, 1866-1868
  • Middle Georgian (Griffin), 1869
  • Southern Herald (Griffin), 1866
  • Daily Southern Herald (Griffin), 1866
  • Georgia Jeffersonian and Griffin Gazette, 1842
  • Hawkinsville Dispatch, 1867-1874
  • Daily Bulletin (LaGrange), 1864
  • Louisville Gazette, 1861
  • Jefferson News and Farmer (Louisville), 1871-1875
  • Army and Navy Herald (Macon), 1865
  • Burkes’ Weekly for Boys and Girls (Macon), 1867-1870
  • Daily Evening Mirror (Macon), 1866
  • Georgia Journal and Messenger (Macon), 22, 1862- 1869
  • Macon Daily Confederate, 1864
  • Southern Christian Advocate (Macon), 1866-1878
  • American Union (Macon), 1869-1872
  • Republic (Macon), 1844-1845
  • Southern Post (Macon), 1837-1839
  • American Democrat (Macon), 1843-1844
  • Macon Daily Journal and Messenger (Macon), 1865-1869
  • Southern Museum (Macon), 1848-1850
  • Southern Tribune (Macon), 1850-1851
  • Madison Family Visitor, 1856
  • Marietta Advocate, 1863
  • Georgia Statesman (Milledgeville), 1825-1827
  • Times and State’s Rights Advocate (Milledgeville), 1833
  • Georgia Times and State Right’s Advocate (Milledgeville), 1833-1834
  • Southern Witness (Monroe), 1870-1871
  • Monroe Advocate, 1871
  • Walton Casket (Monroe), 1871
  • Palmetto Gazette, 1871-1872
  • Quitman Banner, 1866-1873
  • Weekly Catoosa Courier (Ringgold), 1872
  • Rome Tri-Weekly Commercial, 1869
  • Bee (Savannah), 1865
  • Business Circular (Savannah), 1867
  • Evening Journal (Savannah), 1872
  • Freeman’s Standard (Savannah), 1868
  • Savannah Daily Loyal Georgian, 1864
  • Tri-Weekly News and Herald (Savannah), 1867-1868
  • Savannah Daily Advertiser, 1867-1872
  • Weekly Savannah Republican, 1863
  • Savannah Daily Herald, 1865- 1866
  • Walton Journal (Social Circle), 1870-1871
  • Chattooga Advertiser (Summerville), 1871-1872
  • Georgia Herald, 1869-1870
  • Thomaston Herald, 1870-1873
  • Southern Enterprise (Thomasville), 1867
  • Thomson Advertiser (Thomson), 1869-1871
  • McDuffie Weekly Journal (Thomson), 1872-1876
  • Washington Gazette, 1866-1876
  • Southern Spy (Washington), 1834-1835
  • Southern Courant (Washington), 1845
  • Weekly Independent South (Waynesboro), 1861
  • West Point Observer, 1867
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