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Georgia Historical Society to present at Georgia Council for Social Studies


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Georgia Historical Society to present at Georgia Council for Social Studies

SAVANNAH, Ga., October 17, 2012 – The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that Sophia Sineath, Education Coordinator, will be presenting a session at the Georgia Council for the Social Studies in Athens, Ga., on Fri., Oct. 26, 2012.

Titled Dusting off the Archives: Increasing Literacy and Content Knowledge through Digital Archival Material, the session will cover how to access free primary source material from state and national archives, including the Georgia Historical Society and the Library of Congress. It will also further advise on best practices for presentation and how to use these in a classroom setting for grades K-12.

“We recognize that teachers today are under pressure to meet new standards, but often do not have the time or the training to easily implement new materials,” said Christy Crisp, GHS Director of Programs. “We are pleased to make these vital primary resources available to Georgia teachers and to facilitate discussion about the best ways to incorporate them into the classroom. Programs like the Georgia Council for the Social Studies conference give us an opportunity to meet with and hear from teachers in order to develop services that better meet their professional learning needs.”

Ms. Sineath develops and coordinates the statewide distribution of educational resources, such as the curriculum for Today in Georgia History, for teachers, students and history professionals. She also manages training and professional development workshops for Affiliate Chapters and for teachers across the State of Georgia.