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The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have TSLA provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov.

Archives in the Classroom: TSLA's Primary Sources on the Civil War and Reconstruction Periods

Please join the Tennessee State Library and Archives for a workshop for licensed classroom teachers on TSLA's Civil War and Reconstruction era resources. Through hands-on activities, participants will analyze and interpret these primary sources and explore how they connect to Tennessee's new social studies curriculum standards. Participants receive lunch and $50 for mileage and are encouraged to bring their laptops or other digital devices.

When? September 19th, 9:00 a.m.- 3 p.m. EST

Where? Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard Street, Johnson City, TN

To Register: Send your name, grade level, and school to Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov or call 615-253-3469. Spots are limited.

Wilson County Social Studies Teacher In-Service

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) has recently launched a brand new education website that links primary sources in American history to Tennessee's new social studies curriculum standards. Join education outreach coordinator, Kelly Wilkerson, to explore primary sources you can use in your classroom!

When? October 7, 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Where? Teacher Training & Resource Center, 308 West High Street, Lebanon, TN

Contact your school district to register.

Digital History at the Tennessee State Library and Archives

Please join the Tennessee State Library & Archives for a session exploring the various primary sources available at the TSLA website including the Tennessee Virtual Archive, the Civil War GIS Project, the Civil War Sourcebook, historic newspapers, online exhibits, and more! Special focus will be given to how teachers may find primary sources that link specifically to the new social studies curriculum standards.

When? October 25

Who & Where? Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) Conference, Murfreesboro, TN

For more information, or to register, visit http://www.tasltn.org/conference.

Examining Tennessee's Last Campaign

Battle of Franklin

Battle of Franklin, Library Photograph Collection

Co-hosted by the Teaching With Primary Sources through the Library of Congress program at the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, this workshop will also be held in partnership with the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event.

When? November 13

Where? Eastern Flank Event Center, 1369 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN

For more information, or to register, contact Kira.Duke@mtsu.edu. Space is limited!

 

More workshop listings coming soon! To submit a topic for workshop consideration, email us at education.tsla@tn.gov!