The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have the Library & Archives provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov.
Answering the Call: Tennesseans in World War I
Educator Workshop series
For the 2017-2018 school year, the Library & Archives education team has selected World War I as the topic for our teacher workshop series. Focusing on the analysis of primary sources in classroom instruction, this workshop will explore the various ways Tennesseans participated in the war and how the war's development impacted Tennesseans, both at home and abroad. Topics include reasons for American entry into war, doughboy experiences, the home front, and new technology.
This workshop meets the curriculum standards for World War I found in the 5th grade, high school American history, and high school World history curriculum.
Licensed, teacher participants receive lunch and a $25 stipend to assist with mileage and travel expenses. Workshop locations and dates are listed below. If you would like to register, please follow the link below the city/date you wish to attend. Twenty-five spots are open at each of 12 workshops across the state.
Questions? Please contact Education Specialist Casey.Gymrek@tn.gov or by phone at 615-253-3042.
Workshop dates and locations
All workshops take place from 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
October 3 – Jonesborough
Location: Washington County Department of Education, 405 West College Street, Jonesborough, TN
October 25 – Hohenwald
Location: Lewis County Public Library, 15 Kyle Avenue, Hohenwald, TN 38462
November 3 – Chattanooga
Location: Girls Preparatory School, 205 Island Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405
December 5 – Memphis
Location: Memphis Teaching and Learning Academy, 2485 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112
January 25 – Murfreesboro
Location: Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, 225 West College Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
February 22 – Nashville
Location: Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding pike, Nashville, TN 37205
March 20 – Knoxville
Location: East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
March 21 – Etowah
Location: Etowah Depot Museum, 727 Tennessee Avenue, Etowah, TN 37331
April 4 – Union City
Location: Discovery Park of America, 830 Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261
June 8 – Cookeville
Location: Prescott South Middle School, 1859 South Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38506
Details for workshops in Jackson and Clarksville are still being determined!