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Brockington and Associates wins 2009 Archives Award

Oct 06, 2009

Brockington and Associates wins 2009 Archives Award
for Excellence in Educational Use of Historical Records

Firm recognized for collaboration on "The Immortal 600 Teaching Package"

NORCROSS, October 6, 2009--Brockington and Associates was recently recognized with a 2009 Archives Award for Excellence in Educational Use of Historical Records. The award was presented by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board (GHRAB) at the seventh annual ceremony Monday evening in Morrow, which is home to the Georgia Archives. The GHRAB awards recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records work in Georgia.

The History Workshop, a division of Brockington and Associates, worked with several state and federal agencies, including the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting, to produce "The Immortal 600 Teaching Package." The Immortal 600 was a group of Confederate POWs held in the Morris Island stockade in South Carolina, where they were exposed to cannon fire from the Confederate and Union armies.

A letter from the Office of the Secretary of State, which oversees the Georgia Archives, and GHRAB cited the "video and lesson plans designed to challenge intellect while enhancing the oral/written skills of eighth grade students." The package meets Georgia Performance Standards and has been promoted statewide and nationally in education newsletters. Teachers may download the package here.

The award is based on the project's effective use and advocacy of primary sources in the classroom. GHRAB works to promote the educational use of Georgia's documentary heritage and to support efforts to improve the condition of records statewide.  The Board is charged with advising the Governor, Secretary of State and the Georgia Archives on records and policy issues.  For more information, please visit www.GeorgiaArchives.org and click on GHRAB.

The History Workshop, a division of leading cultural resources firm Brockington and Associates, is a diverse group of interpretive professionals. We specialize in interpretive planning, custom-designed exhibits, graphic design and interactive design. Our products are designed to fulfill the client's mission, tell their story and achieve their goals. For more information, please visit www.thehistoryworkshop.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maggie Large
Communications Director
Brockington and Associates
678-638-4137
maggielarge@brockington.org

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