2017 Summer Teacher Workshops

Professional Development at the Tennessee State Museum is FREE!!!!
Join us for a one-day workshop session geared specifically to your standards and what you have to teach. Scholars and museum educators will be on hand to help you better understand and teach these specific topics! Take a deep dive and gain new insights to help your students think critically and express themselves.
 
Limited spots available for each day so don't wait. Sign up today!
 
Tennesseans on the Move:  
Immigration and Migration in Tennessee History 4th & High School
Featuring Special Guest Dr. Carroll Van West, Tennessee State Historian
~ June 13
 
This workshop will take a deep dive into one of the five themes of geography:  movement.  In this day-long professional development we will examine the history of how and why people moved into and out of our state.  From the first Native Americans to the modern immigration debate, we will take a close look at how teachers can teach topics of immigration through historical themes and see that the current debates are not new but are struggles that generations of Tennesseans in the past have struggled with.
• The Cherokee & Early Settlers
• Forced Migration: Slavery, Indian Removal
• Tennessee to Texa
s

The Gilded Age in Tennessee, 5th & High School
Featuring Special Guest Bill Carey, with Tennessee History for Kids
~ June 15
 
A forgotten time period in Tennessee history is the one after Reconstruction and before World War I known nationally as the Gilded Age.  However, this was a significant time in our state’s history.  While the Rockefellers and Carnegies built monopolies and trusts, Tennessee supplied the resources and labor that drove the industrial engine. This deep dive will examine subjects like the development of Jim Crow, child labor, labor strife at places like Coal Creek, and Tennessee business leaders and innovators.
 • Night Riders Tobacco Wars
 • Convict Labor
 • Tennessee Coal & Iron Company
 • Coca-Cola Bottling Company

James K. Polk, Expansion, & the Mexican War
Featuring Richard White, Curator of history, Tennessee State Museum​
~ June 21
 
Many historians regard James K. Polk as one of the most under-appreciated presidents.  In only one term, he impacted the future of our state and nation more than most any other American. Who was he? Why was he an advocate of expansion and what did other Tennesseans do during the Mexican War? This deep dive will also examine the legacy of Polk and encourage teachers to determine where he belongs in the list of greatest presidents.

The Art of Tennessee, K-12
Featuring Jim Hoobler, Curator of Art & Architecture at the Tennessee State Museum and partnering with the Tennessee Arts Commission
~ June 23
 
Tennessee has a strong artistic tradition. From quilting to portraiture, and from sculpture to pottery, the creative tradition is not only for musicians. In this deep dive we will examine the diverse landscape of art in Tennessee’s history.  
• A look into some of the best artists Tennessee offers
• Strategies for integrating multiple media into your art curriculum

The Rise and Fall of Slavery in Tennessee
Featuring Rob DeHart, Curator of history, Tennessee State Museum
~ June 28
 
The legacy of slavery remains very much a part of our lives. How do we approach it with students? In this study, we will examine how slavery took root in Tennessee; how it differed throughout the state; look at Tennesseans’ role in the interstate slave trade; and examine some extraordinary enslaved African Americans that made the most of their circumstances.   

Reading Through Tennesssee History 2nd-6th
 Featuring Karen Wight, K-5 ELA and Soc. St. Curriculum Specialist at Williamson Cty. Schools
~ June 30
In this study we will examine how to teach Tennessee social studies through
literacy. After a brief review of using written examples, learn about using qualitative and quantitative analysis to choose passages that align with the social studies curriculum and can be cross matched to literacy standards. Time will be spent researching passages, then writing questions to accompany those passages. You will go through the process of peer editing to up the level of rigor. In the end, you will have exemplar(s) that can be used in small group or purposeful practice that integrate social studies content into the literacy block
 
For more information visit our website at tnmuseum.org/teachers
or contact public.programs@tn.gov or call 615.741.0830.
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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