Teaching with primary documents encourages a varied and active learning environment for teachers and students, and fosters the development of lifelong learning skills.
The following curricula were created by graduate research assistants using primary source materials from the holdings of the Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections and Archives. All of the lessons plans were created to adhere to national and state education standards. Some of the lesson plans contain documents that are reproduced from the original form, and may be printed and reproduced for classroom use.
We encourage teachers to develop lesson plans derived from our collections. For more information, please contact the Special Collections and Archives at 404-413-2880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Labor Archives
- Work ‘n’ Progress: Lessons and Stories in Southern Labor History (7th – 12th Grade)
- PATCO Strike of 1981 (9th – 12th Grade)
Popular Music and Culture Collection
Lesson plans that were created by music education graduate students with support from The Johnny Mercer Foundation.
- A Musical Trip Across America (1st Grade)
- The American Musical (7th Grade)
- American Popular Music, 1900-1950 (8th Grade)
- Tune In! Exploring American Radio Broadcasting (6th Grade)
- Mini Demo Tracks: A jazz inspired mini album (7th Grade)
Women and Gender Collections
- Silenced Voices: Understanding Domestic Violence through Primary Sources (8th – 12th Grade)
- The ERA: Oral Histories Curriculum (8th – 12th Grade)
- Exploring Gender Roles in Society, Literature, Art, and Film (8th – 12th Grade)
- Georgia Women Speak! (8th – 12th Grade)