Our teacher workshops aim to incorporate civic engagement in the classroom throughout the entire education experience. Workshops are offered across the state and cover the Student Mock Election, essay contest, lesson plans, and other tools that our office provides to teachers. No workshops are currently scheduled. However, if you would like to be updated when workshops are scheduled in the future or if you have questions, please contact Abby Sutton at 615-253-5778 or Abby.Sutton@tn.gov.
Blue Book Lesson Plans
- Branches of the State and National Government
- Principles of the U.S. Constitution
- Tennessee and American Symbols
- The Three Grand Divisions of Tennessee
- Interest Groups vs. State and Local Government
- Project: Tackling Issues in Your Community
- Tennessee City Government*
- Tennessee County Government*
- Tennessee General Assembly: Legislators and Legislation
- Tennessee State Constitution
- Tennessee’s Governor
- The Departments in Tennessee’s Executive Branch
- The Legal, Fiscal, and Operational Relationship Between State and Local Government
- The U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights vs. the Tennessee Constitution’s Declaration of Rights
- Your Representatives in Government & How You Can Be Involved
*Depending on where your school is located, choose one.
Tennessee State Library and Archives: Education Outreach
The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a great resource for teachers seeking primary sources for use in classroom instruction. Newspaper records, historic photographs, letters, diaries, maps, political cartoons, census records, Governor’s papers, and more that tell the store of Tennesseans and our role in the greater story of American history are all available as the Education Outreach website!
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