Old newspapers are a boon for Ga. teacher's history classroom

09/22/2013 | Rome News-Tribune (Ga.)

World history teacher Clint Decker takes his high-school students back in time with news stories about significant historical events with well-preserved editions of their local newspaper, the Rome News-Tribune in Georgia. Some of the biggest news stories of the 1960s, '70s and '80s -- such as the moon landing -- are chronicled in the newspapers saved by Decker's wife's great-great-grandmother, who sealed the newsprint tightly in aluminum foil to protect them from moisture and light. "These are big national stories but to see them covered by the local paper brings it home for them. It makes them relate to this history a little better," Decker said of his students at Armuchee High School.

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