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2020-2021 Discover Tennessee History Webinar Series

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Discover 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 organization 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. Participants must register for each webinar individually. There is no cost to participate in this webinar series. 

Each webinar will be recorded and made available via the TPS-MTSU YouTube channel. 

Time: 5 p.m. (Eastern)/ 4 p.m. (Central)

To register, please complete this Google form

 

Session 1 - September 8, 2020undefined

Discover Tennessee History Day

Presenting Organization: Tennessee History Day/Tennessee Historical Society

National History Day is a curriculum and competition for grades 6-12. The content is determined by the educators and students. The methodology depends upon critical analysis of primary sources, resulting in creative project based learning. Learn how to incorporate History Day into the classroom and what resources are available for documentaries, exhibits, performances, websites, and papers. 

Primary Audience: Educators in grade 6-12

Curriculum Standards: Social Studies Practices (6th through 12th grades): SSP.01, SSP.02, SSP.03, SSP.04, SSP.05, SSP.06

 

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. 

Primary Audience: Teachers

Curriculum Standards: SSP.01, SSP.02, SSP.03, SSP.04, SSP.05, SSP.06, TN.21, TN.26, TN.28, TN.30, TN.31

 

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! 

Primary Audience: Educators

Curriculum Standards: Varies, Mostly Tennessee History Standards

 

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.

Primary Audience: Educators and Students Grades 4-12

Curriculum Standards: Varies, Mostly Tennessee History Standards

 

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. 

Primary Audience: Students and Educators

Curriculum Standards: Social Studies Practices, especially SSP 1, 2, 3 and 5

 

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. 

Primary Audience: Students and Educators

Curriculum Standards: 5.16, 5.48, AAH.34, TN.51, US.44, SSP.01, SSP.05

 

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. 

Primary Audience: Educators

Curriculum Standards: 4.18, 5.38, 8.47, TN.23