Education Outreach: Upcoming Events

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.

 

Professional Development for Educators during the 2020-2021 school year

 

Webinar Series for TSLA

Join us in Fall 2020 for a webinar series dedicated to resources available to educators from the Tennessee State Library and Archives!

October 20, 2020 Session

4 p.m. Central / 5 p.m. Eastern

Social Studies Resources from the Tennessee Electronic Library: Proquest Historical Newspapers- The Nashville Tennessean

October’s session will introduce you to Proquest Historical Newspapers- The Nashville Tennessean available from the Tennessee Electronic Library. This session will demonstrate how to use the resources and bring you up to date about some new resources available from the Library & Archives education team.

Teachers and students are able to search and view digitized pages of The Tennessean featuring news articles, photos, advertisements, and political cartoons from 1812 to 2002. The Tennessean began publication in 1907 but this service includes earlier titles such as the Nashville Whig and the Daily American. These papers reported not only Nashville-area news, but carried stories from around the state and the nation and can be excellent primary sources.

Grade Levels: Best for educators working with history & social studies content in the 4th, 5th, 8th, and High School American and Tennessee history courses.

To attend:  Click here to register for this online webinar. All participants must pre-register. This webinar will be held via webex. A link to the webinar will be sent to registrants via the email provided during registration approximately 48 hours prior to the event.

Questions? Email us at education.tsla@tn.gov

Look for more webinars to be posted in the coming days!

 

November 10, 2020 Session (in partnership with Discover Tennessee History)

4 p.m. Central / 5 p.m. Eastern

A Document a Day to Keep Your Students Engaged: Resources from the Tennessee State Library and Archives

In this virtual session, staff members from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will share the stories behind a few of our favorite primary source documents that tell the story of the  great state of Tennessee. Educators will also get a personalized demonstration of the fun and engaging digital offerings on our website. Access thousands of primary sources, lesson ideas, digital breakouts, and more all from the comfort of your home or classroom! 

Click here for registration information.

 

December 2020 Session

(Details to be announced)

 

 

Discover Tennessee History Webinar Series

Discover TN 2020 Webinar SeriesDiscover Tennessee History is excited to launch a webinar series for the 2020-2021 school year. On the second Tuesday of each month, one of our partner organizations will offer a one-hour session exploring topics in Tennessee history with related primary sources and educational resources that can be used with your students.

Specific sessions are listed below and will be offered at 5 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. CT.

Registration is required and free! To register, visit Discover Tennessee History!

  

Session 2 - October 13, 2020undefined

Lincolnites and Rebels: Making Sense of Civil War East Tennessee

Presenting Organization: The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

It can be easy to divide the Civil War into "grey states" and "blue states." However, East Tennessee demonstrates just how complicated that idea can be. Discover how and why the people of East Tennessee participated in the Civil War while also learning why a museum to Abraham Lincoln is located in the former Confederacy. Learn, too, how you can take these discoveries further by joining the ALLM for its Skype in the Classroom sessions after this presentation. 

 

Session 3 - November 10, 2020undefined

 

A Document a Day to Keep Your Students Engaged: Resources from the Tennessee State Library and Archives

Presenting Organization: Tennessee State Library and Archives

In this virtual session, staff members from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will share the stories behind a few of our favorite primary source documents that tell the story of the  great state of Tennessee. Educators will also get a personalized demonstration of the fun and engaging digital offerings on our website. Access thousands of primary sources, lesson ideas, digital breakouts, and more all from the comfort of your home or classroom! 

 

Session 4 - December 8, 2020undefined

Exploring African American History Through Virtual Tours

Presenting Organization: Tennessee State Museum

Join museum educators as we explore the history of African Americans in Tennessee on a virtual tour.  Preview our new virtual gallery tours and explore African American lives from early long hunters to civil rights leaders.  Discover what your students will experience with an interactive, standards-based virtual field trip to the Tennessee State Museum.

 

Session 5 - January 12, 2021undefined

 

A Virtual Visit to the Museum of East Tennessee History

Presenting Organization: East Tennessee Historical Society

Join museum staff in a virtual visit through the galleries of the Museum of East Tennessee History to learn more about the region, including early Cherokee/British relationships, the Overmountain Men, Industrialization, and the Progressive Era - as well as some of the later federal changes that forever changed the geography and culture of East Tennessee. This tour will feature special focus on key artifacts that tell unique stories related our state’s history. 

 

Session 6 - February 9, 2021undefined

 

Tennessee State Parks and the New Deal 

Presenting Organization: Tennessee State Parks

The New Deal transformed Tennessee in many ways. Federal infrastructure projects brought new ways of life for many. New Deal agencies also developed Tennessee's natural resources. These Federal efforts had many long-term consequences for Tennessee. Discover the ways you can use State Parks to learn about this time. 

 

Session 7 - March 9, 2021undefined

 

Tracing the Trail of Tears through Tennessee

Presenting Organization: Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU

The Trail of Tears forced the removal of the Cherokee nation and the remaining American Indian people from the the southeast including Tennessee to Indian Territory in modern-day Oklahoma. This session will explore primary sources related to the Indian Removal Act and its implementation as well as resources including historic sties that can be used to help our students better understand this dark moment in U.S. history.