Newspaper Analysis

Unit: Colonial Albany: Everyday Evidence

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Destination(s)

Albany Institute of History & Art

518-463-4478
125 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12210
www.albanyinstitute.org

County

Albany

Grades

7th Grade

Author

Stephen Linehan, Albany City Schools, & Erika Sanger, Albany Institute of History & Art

Summary

Examining historic records, in this case a 1798 newspaper, offer students a different, sometimes clearer, understanding of specific periods of time. This lesson gives students a glimpse into what was important to the people of Albany 200 years ago. Two Albany newspapers from the collections of the Albany Institute of History & Art Library are analyzed for important events and advertisements. More Overview