Our office conducts teacher workshops across the state to provide professional development for teachers. Workshops provide teachers an overview of the resources that our office provides for teachers including lesson plans, Student Mock Election, annual civics essay contest, and more.
Currently, no workshops are scheduled. However, if you would like to be added to an email list to be notified when workshops become available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-741-7956.
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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