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Tennessee Teachers Attend Summer Institute on War of 1812
(Published: June 30, 2014)

Twenty-two Tennessee teachers recently participated in the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) summer teacher institute on "The Forgotten Conflict: Teaching the War of 1812 in Tennessee." The two-day workshop included a history content presentation by Dr. Tom Kanon, TSLA archivist and expert on the War of 1812, living history presentations about the life of a U.S. regular and a Tennessee militia soldier during the War of 1812, close study of primary sources related to the War of 1812, tours of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, and more!

"I hope all of the teachers who participated found our workshop beneficial," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "Offering this type of training for teachers is one of the many ways the State Library and Archives is providing valuable services to Tennesseans."

Dr. Wayne Moore, assistant state archivist at TSLA said: "TSLA is a wonderful treasure house of primary sources for Tennessee social studies teachers. This workshop is an example of our commitment to provide primary sources in a form that creative teachers can use to bring history to life."

The summer teacher institute is an event sponsored by the education outreach department at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The department frequently offers professional development workshops and in-service presentations to school districts around the state focused on using historic documents, maps, and images in the classroom. To learn more, or to schedule an in-service, contact us by phone at 615-253-3469, by email at education.tsla@tn.gov, or visit the website at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/educationoutreach/.

Teachers came from as far as Blountville and Memphis and the communities in between to participate in this workshop. Participants included:

Patricia Lockhart- Shelby County Schools

Maggie Fields- Cheatham County Schools

Billie McBride- Montgomery County Schools

Brian Harrill- Monroe County Schools

Becky Gafford- Stewart County Schools

Gina Guider- Monroe County Schools

Connie Fisk- University School of Nashville

Melissa Mylowe- Montgomery County Schools

Mary Millsaps- Monroe County Schools

Karon Gray- Stewart County Schools

Missy Bandy- Bradley County Schools

Linda Allen- Cheathem County Schools

Amanda McDonald - Bradley County Schools

Bernadette Bullington - Dickson County Schools

Shaylah Schultz - Sullivan County Schools

Debbie Slack - Morgan County Schools

Melissa Overdeer - Montgomery County Schools

Clifford D. Conner - Montgomery County Schools

Kate Holcomb - Montgomery County Schools

Sabrina Frizzell - Montgomery County Schools

Paige Smith - Montgomery County Schools

To learn more about TSLA's primary sources related to the War of 1812, visit our education outreach site at: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/educationoutreach/republic.htm or our online exhibit page for the War of 1812 at: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/exhibits/veterans/1812.htm. For further exploration, visit our public services guide to TSLA's War of 1812 resources here: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/guides/guide04.htm.

The Forgotten Conflict: Teaching the War of 1812 in Tennessee.