There has been a lot of discussion during this presidential election season about female voters and their influence on the election. These discussion provide a great learning opportunity for your students about how women gained the right to vote and why the Nineteenth Amendment is important to our democracy. This month’s newsletter explores the issue of women’s suffrage. In this issue, you will find lesson ideas exploring Tennessee’s role in ratification, tactics of the more militant activists, and about the efforts of suffragists in the post-Civil War period. You can also read about the Library’s newest site Congress.gov which allows you to follow legislation as it moves through Congress.
Do you or one of your colleagues use folk music in the classroom? Are you looking for ways to work in more music into your teaching? We will be offering a special workshop on Saturday, November 17th at the Heritage Center in Murfreesboro that will explore how to use folk music as a primary source. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Mark Jackson, MTSU Department of English, will be joining us to discuss how he has used many of the Library’s recordings in his own work. Participants will receive a $50 stipend, lunch, and educational resources. To register, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.