Newspapers in Education

NIE publication available from Georgia Historical Society

The Georgia Historical Society has made a 12-page Newspapers In Education booklet about Sequoyah, his invention of the Cherokee-language alphabet and his publication of the first Native-American newspaper published in the U.S.: The Cherokee Phoenix, produced in New Echota, Ga. (near Calhoun in north Georgia).

The publication is available for download in both high-resolution and low-resolution versions through the Georgia Historical Society or here:

Newspapers in Education 2017 (high-resolution version)

Newspapers in Education 2017 LR (low-resolution version)

Newspapers are encouraged to share the publications with their local schools as part of the Georgia History Festival. The festival is the signature K-12 educational program of the Georgia Historical Society. Beginning with the new school year in September, a variety of public programs, exhibits, in-school events and educational resources bring history to life for students of all ages and encourage Georgians to explore the richness and diversity of our state’s past. The festival culminates in February, the founding month of the Georgia Colony, with Founding City events like the popular Colonial Faire and Muster living history program held at Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah’s colorful Georgia Day Parade and the annual Trustees Gala.

For more information, contact Georgia History Society’s Sophia Sineath.