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.
Trailblazing Tennesseans: People Who Made History in the Volunteer State
During the 2022-2023 school year, the Tennessee State Library and 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: Tuesday, September 20th
Location: Tennessee State Library and Archives
Date: Saturday, September 24th
Location: MSCS Teaching and Learning Academy (enter through back parking lot)
Date: Tuesday, October 25th
Location: Holston River Regional Library
Date: Wednesday, October 26th
Location: East Tennessee Historical Society
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Location: Hatchie River Regional Library
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Location: CMCSS, Central Services South Building
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Location: The Teacher Place
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