National History Day Georgia Theme Topic Explorer

Featured Georgia Research Resources

The National History Day Georgia Theme Topic Explorer was made possible through a collaboration between National History Day Georgia, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and the Digital Library of Georgia. Read more about our project partners below:

New Georgia Encyclopedia

Originally launched in 2004 and redesigned in 2013, the New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE) is the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication online. This authoritative resource contains original content and helps users understand the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia’s still-unfolding story.

The NGE is a program of Georgia Humanities in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.

Digital Library of Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the DLG, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO, and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries. Since 2007, the DLG has partnered with universities, archives, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to digitize historical newspapers from around the state. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986.

Civil Rights Digital Library

The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation’s history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.

CRDL is a partnership among librarians, technologists, archivists, educators, scholars, academic publishers, and public broadcasters. The initiative receives support through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

National History Day Georgia 

National History Day encourages middle and high school students to engage more deeply in the historical process.

Under the guidance of a sponsoring teacher, students choose a historical topic related to the yearly theme and a vehicle to present their extensive research, choosing from the following categories: documentary, exhibition, paper, performance, or website.

National History Day Georgia is a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College, and reaches around 12,000 Georgia students every year.

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