Opening America’s Archives

Welcome to the online portal for the July 2013 professional development course Opening America’s Archives: Using Primary Sources Across Disciplines. You will use this site to access and complete the online modules required for the course and to turn in your mastery verification elements.

Download the User Instructions PDF for detailed instructions on using the online modules. Below the modules you will find materials used during the face-to-face workshop held at the GHS Research Center.

Module 1 Introduction to the Library of Congress  
Unit 1 Introduction to the Library of Congress Self-Paced Module
Module 2 Introduction to the Georgia Historical Society  
Unit 1 Overview
Unit 2 Welcome to Hodgson Hall
Unit 3 The Life of a Collection
Unit 4 Educational Resources
Module 3 Primary Sources, Historical Inquiry, and CCGPS  
Unit 1 Why Primary Sources
Unit 2 Raw Materials of History
Unit 3 Engaging
Unit 4 Across Disciplines
Unit 5 Historical Inquiry
Unit 6 Primary Sources and CCGPS
Module 4 Where to Find Primary Sources - State and Local  
Unit 1 Statewide Institutions
Unit 2 University/College Special Collections
Unit 3 Gateway to State & Local Resources
Module 5 Where to Find Primary Sources - National and Global  
Unit 1 National
Unit 2 Global
Module 6 Library of Congress Copyright and Primary Sources  
Unit 1 Library of Congress Copyright Self-Paced Module
Module 7 Mastery Verification Elements  
Unit 1 One-Page Explanation
Unit 2 Annotated Bibliography
Unit 3 One Instructional Lesson Plan
Unit 4 Submmision
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Use the links below to open and download PDFs from the July 8 workshop.

Handout #1: Where to find Primary Sources

Handout #2: Primary Sources in the Classroom

Handout #3: Literacy Strategies

Handout #4: S.T.A.R Primary Source Analysis

Presentation: July 8th Opening America’s Archives Face-to-Face Training PPT

Activity #1: Leaving Evidence of Our Lives

Activity #2: Making Connections

Activity #3: Cotton States and International Exposition Activity

Official Guide to the Cotton States and International Exposition. Georgia Historical Society Rare Collection, T427.A1 C85 1895

Official Guide to the Cotton States and International Exposition. Georgia Historical Society Rare Collection, T427.A1 C85 1895

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Official Guide to the Cotton States and International Exposition. Georgia Historical Society Rare Collection, T427.A1 C85 1895

Official Guide to the Cotton States and International Exposition. Georgia Historical Society Rare Collection, T427.A1 C85 1895

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