ASSIGNMENT: Guided Tour Mapping Assignment

ASSIGNMENT: Guided Tour Mapping Assignment

Description For this assignment, you will need to work in groups of four to create a guided tour of either Peachtree Street or Auburn Avenue. Each group must identify eleven or more sites of interest on their maps, and plot a path along the street that stitches...
ASSIGNMENT: Primary Sources: The Sit-Ins at Leb’s Restaurant

ASSIGNMENT: Primary Sources: The Sit-Ins at Leb’s Restaurant

Description For this assignment, you will help to “crowdsource” a library of primary sources based upon a specific event: the civil rights protests at Leb’s Restaurant, and the debates surrounding these protests, in the early 1960s. You will then write a paper that...
SYLLABUS: Metropolitan Atlanta

SYLLABUS: Metropolitan Atlanta

Description This course introduces students to ways of thinking about how historians “do” history, and teaches them how to do it themselves. I have organized the class around the history of Atlanta. For our final project, students contribute substantive independent...
SYLLABUS: Case Studies in Historic Preservation

SYLLABUS: Case Studies in Historic Preservation

Description History 8700 is a research seminar designed to help students acquire skills in the documentation, analysis, designation and protection of historic sites and districts. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple sources of historical...
SYLLABUS: Atlanta Since WWII

SYLLABUS: Atlanta Since WWII

Description This course examines the political, economic, social and cultural developments that reshaped life in Atlanta from 1945 to present. While it adopts Atlanta as its laboratory, it is nevertheless intended to provide a broad overview of the major themes and...