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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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