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.
Tennessee Talks: Piecing Together Tennessee History
Tennessee Talks: Piecing Together Tennessee History is a webinar series presented by the Tennessee State Library & Archives. Each month beginning in November 2022 and running through April 2023, teachers will have an opportunity to listen and engage with Library & Archives staff and History teachers from around the state. Teachers can expect to explore innovative ways to teach primary sources that will keep students engaged with the Tennessee Social Studies Curriculum Standards. These hour long sessions will be at 4 p.m. (Central) 5 p.m. (Eastern.)
Participants must register for each webinar individually at the form below.
Questions? Email Lindsay.Kovach@tn.gov.
This webinar series is funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) a division of the National Archives. Learn more about NHPRC at https://www.archives/gov/nhprc.
Trailblazing Tennesseans: People Who Made History in the Volunteer State
During the 2022-2023 school year, the Tennessee State Library & Archives invites Tennessee teachers to attend a workshop exploring Tennesseans who have had an impact on our state's history. From September 2022- June 2023, we'll travel the state offering this workshop series to educators at locations statewide.
Focusing on the use of primary sources found in the collection of the Library & Archives, this workshop will examine Tennessee history topics from the 4th, 5th, 8th, and High School American History curriculum standards for social studies. The workshop will conclude with teacher participants working together to create a primary source activity for use in the classroom.
Teacher participants will receive lunch and six hours of professional development credit.
To Register: Registration information is located below. Simply click on the location you are interested in attending and follow the prompts to register.
This workshop series is funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives. Learn more about NHPRC at https://www.archives.gov/nhprc.
Questions? Send email to Lindsay.Kovach@tn.gov.
Date: Thursday, January 26th
Location: Stones River Regional Library
Date: Saturday, February 25th
Location: Tennessee State Library & Archives
Date: Tuesday, March 7th
Location: Buffalo River Regional Library
Date: Tuesday, June 6th
Location: Falling Water Regional Library