For our August newsletter (http://library.mtsu.edu/tps/newsletters/TPSNewsletterAugust2013.pdf), we are exploring westward migration. You will find lesson ideas on the Dakota Wars of 1862, sod houses, and drawings from the time period. We also have a new lesson plan featured on Manifest Destiny written by Aaron Walls from Christiana Middle School in Rutherford County.
If you are trying to access our TPS-MTSU site from your school computers, be aware that we are experiencing some technical problems with the site loading properly. The problem seems to be limited to school computers. If you experience problems from your home computers, please let me know as we work to determine the scope of the issue. We are working to correct the problem as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this problem may cause.
We have many exciting workshops planned for the fall semester! We will be in Knoxville on September 13th for a workshop on inquiry and Common Core, October 30th for a workshop exploring women's suffrage, and November 14th for a workshop exploring civil rights. To register for any of these workshops, please email Lisa Oakley at email@example.com. We will be in Collierville on September 14th for workshop exploring the Civil War in west Tennessee. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be in Cleveland on November 8th for a workshop exploring primary sources and Common Core. To register for this workshop, email Jennifer White at email@example.com. For those of you in Murfreesboro and the surrounding areas, we are offering two after-school workshops: September 26th for middle/high school and December 5th for elementary that will explore literacy activities that incorporate primary sources and address Common Core. To register for those, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in the Cold War, we are partnering the Tennessee State Library and Archives for a workshop in Nashville on November 22nd. You can email me to register.
As always, let us know if you have ideas for new teaching materials that you would like to see developed. Have a great 2013-2014 school year!