The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive is a suitable resource while researching individuals from history. These primary sources can intrigue students to analyze the information at hand and gain a better understanding of the events and people from history. The newspaper articles give students the chance to approach history as historians do and to then compare news reported in the past to how it is reported today. Students can also compare issues and trends of the past to these trends and issues of today. Teachers will also be able to have discussions about how the newspaper reporter’s own opinions may be seen in the article and how to be aware of this while analyzing sources. I searched Susan B. Anthony and found a newspaper article from 1901. It is inspiring to know that the print you are reading is written in the same way that others read it in 1901 when Susan B. Anthony was working for women’s rights. These articles will easily give a student more knowledge on a specific person after they’ve already read biographies on the individual. As a teacher, I would use this resource along with other biography resources to give students an overall picture of how important this person was in history and has impacted our present day lives.
Grades: 6 and up. Subject(s): History. Overall rating: 7.
Sunny South. (n.d.). Retrieved November 13, 2016, from http://atlnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers-j2k/view?docId=bookreader/ssw/ssw1901/ssw1901-0159.mets.xml;query=susan%20b.%20anthony;brand=atlnewspapers-j2k-brand#page/n0/mode/1up