Our October newsletter is now available. This month we explore the history of disabilities. You will find a feature article exploring this history by Dr. Katie Stringer as well two lesson ideas, Innovation & Training for WWI Veterans and Helen Keller & the Manual Alphabet. Please keep in mind that all links to materials at the Library of Congress are currently unavailable due to the government shutdown.
Are you interested in learning more about women’s suffrage? TPS-MTSU will be digging into this topic on October 30th at the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville. Dr. Nancy Schurr from the University of Tennessee will join us to provide historical background. We will also explore different activities that will challenge your students’ understanding of the topic. To register, please email Lisa Oakley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other upcoming workshops include:
November 14 in Knoxville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – “Civil Rights”
This content-based workshop will feature a talk by Dr. Cynthia Fleming from UTK and explore related primary sources. To register, email email@example.com.
November 22 in Nashville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – “Teaching the Cold War in Tennessee”
This content-based workshop will feature a talk by Dr. Amy Sayward from MTSU and explore primary sources from both the Library of Congress and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 5 in Memphis from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – “Primary Sources and the Common Core”
This strategies-based workshop will explore activities for incorporating inquiry and primary sources into your classroom. We will discuss how this approach aligns with Common Core standards for English/Language Arts. To register, email email@example.com.
December 5 in Murfreesboro from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – “Primary Sources and Literacy-Based Activities”
Part of our afterschool workshop series, this workshop is designed for elementary teachers as well as librarians. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, please let us know if you have suggestions for workshop or resource topics.