THD Professional Development

Summer 2017 Workshops

Building a National History Day Project Using the Library of Congress

Three girls in costume in front of a screen with the constitution painted on it
A Tuskegee Airman flanked by a female and male student
male teacher with two male students, the students are dressed in 18th century costumes.

These workshops are a joint presentation of the Tennessee Historical Society and Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU, which is administered by the Center for Historic Preservation. Participants are introduced to Tennessee History Day, a year-long, project-based curriculum that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Topics of discussion include: how do students benefit from History Day? what projects can they develop? how does History Day lead to increased learning? how can student performance be measured? what state standards does History Day meet? what resources are available to teachers? Participants also are exposed to the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources program, which helps teachers use the rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction. Workshop participants will focus on skill building for project-based learning. The workshops begin at 9 am and end at 3:30 pm.

Participating educators receive a stipend, lunch, and curriculum resources. Participants also earn continuing education credits.

Only 20 spots are available at each workshop! Register by completing this online survey.

Mon., July 10, 2017

Art Circle Public Library

Meeting Room

3 East St

Crossville, TN 38555

The Crossville workshop is full. You may register for a spot on the waiting list.

Tues., July 11, 2017

Museum Center at 5ive Points

Classroom

200 Inman St E

Cleveland, TN 37311

The Cleveland workshop is full. You may register for a spot on the waiting list.

Tues., July 18, 2017

Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

Conference Room

225 W College St

Murfreesboro, TN 37130

The Murfreesboro workshop is full. You may register for a spot on the waiting list.

Wed., July 19, 2017

University of Tennessee, Martin

Boling University Center

Room 229

133 University St

Martin, TN 38237

The Martin workshop is full. You may register for a spot on the waiting list.

Thurs., July 20, 2017

Ripley Center

Room 171

315 Washington St

Ripley, TN 38063

The Ripley workshop is full. You may register for a spot on the waiting list.

Mon., July 24, 2017

Austin Peay State University

Morgan University Center

Room 307

601 College St

Clarksville, TN 37044

Tennessee Historical Society presents Tennessee History Day
Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources
Middle Tennessee State University