Summer Teacher Workshops

Professional Development at the Tennessee State Museum
This year it's FREE!!!!


The Tennessee State Museum holds more than 150,000 artifacts that make wonderful primary sources to help you teach social studies in a deeper and more meaningful way. Let us support you with professional development.

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!
The Early Years: 4th & 8th
Becoming a State:
John Sevier and the Making of Tennessee: 1775 to 1800
~ June 23
Gordon Belt, author of John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero
• Understand the Watauga Purchase, the Cumberland Compact and more…
• Explore the reasons for the failed state of Franklin
• Learn about William Blount, the Southwest Territory, and the march to statehood
 
Teaching Andrew Jackson: Controversy, Context, and Cultivating Debate
~ June 24
           
Rob DeHart, curator of 2014 award-winning Wessyngton exhibit
• Explore the complex history of Andrew Jackson and his policies
• Consider how to use the $20 bill to teach how and who we honor
• Simulate a debate over the issues of the period.
• Where History Happened Tour w/ Pat Cummins,
on the Trail of Tears through downtown Nashville
 
The Later Years: 5th & High School
From Blues to Blue Suede Shoes: Tennessee’s Musical Heritage
~ July 7
~ July 8 FULL
From fiddle tunes, spirituals, blues and jazz, to barn dance, rockabilly and rock n roll,
there is no doubt Tennessee has shaped our nation’s musical landscape more than any other state.
• Take a musical tour of Tennessee with Music Curator Mike Bell.

• Learn how Tennesseans created and influenced different genres and
learn of ways to integrate music into your curriculum.
• This day will be beneficial for teachers of social studies, ELA, and music.
• Where History Happened Tour—Take a music walking tour of downtown Nashville
 
Tennesseans and the Great War: Researching World War I
~ July 14
Tennessee State Museum’s World War I scholar Dr. Lisa Budreau
• Experience living history through the life of a Tennessee Doughboy
• Receive primary sources from Tennessee to use in your classroom
• Learn about some of the lesser known Tennesseans from World War I like Lawrence Tyson
 
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Teachers
Tennessee Adventure! Introducing Tennessee to Young Learners
through Reading, Writing, and Storytelling

~ June 17
• Explore state symbols and personalities along a “living” museum.
• Gain strategies for introducing Tennessee and American personalities
• What does it mean to be a citizen of the Volunteer State?
• Learn to use collections as teaching tools.
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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