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August 2022 Webinars

Tennessee History Day

Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU

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. Participants are also 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. See below for location and session details.

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Tennessee History Day

Monday, August 29, 2022

“National History Day: Building a Project and the Educators’ Guide”

In this 75-minute session, participants will be introduced to Tennessee History Day, a year-long curriculum enhancement program that engages learners in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Topics covered will include: an introduction to the History Day framework, the benefits of participating in History Day, potential project options, measurements of participant success, Tennessee standards and social studies practices that can be met by utilizing History Day, as well as the newest resources that are available to educators, including the “Educators’ Guide to Teaching with Primary Sources and Tennessee History Day.”

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Teaching with Primary Sources – MTSU

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

“Determining Significance in History with Primary Source Analysis”

In this 75-minute session, Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU staff will explore approaches for helping students determine significance in history including short and long term impacts using primary sources and analysis. What questions should students be asking when looking at sources to determine significance? How might they need to use multiple sources to build an argument for significance? Throughout the session, we will highlight primary sources from the Library of Congress in our examples and share where you and your students can find additional supporting materials to assist them in their research.