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July 2021 Webinars

Tennessee History Day

Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU

These webinars 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 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 and working in a virtual environment. The webinars begin at 10:00 am CDT/11:00 am EDT and last 90 minutes.

Educators who participate in all four webinars at the times of broadcast will receive a $50 stipend.

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Completion of the Eventbrite registration signs you up for all four sessions, however we invite you to sign up even if you can’t attend all four.

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TUES., JULY 6, 2021
National History Day: Building a Project
Nikki Ward, THD State Coordinator

In this 90 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 resources that are available to educators.

 

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WED., JULY 7, 2021
Reading the Rubrics: Increasing Student Growth by Self-Assessment
Nikki Ward, THD State Coordinator

In this 90 minute session, participants will spend time analyzing the National History Day rubrics that were introduced in the 2020-2021 contest season. Comments from participating educators and students will be discussed. Ideas for rubric use will be shared, including ways educators can use them for student self-assessment, tracking growth through the contest cycle, creating a historical vocabulary, and practicing giving and receiving feedback. Then, participants will have an opportunity to see these rubrics in action by applying one to a Tennessee History Day project. Discussion to follow.

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TUES., JULY 13, 2021
Helping Students Evaluate Sources
Kira Duke, Educational Specialist for Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU and Dr. Stacey Graham, Research Professor, Center for Historic Preservation, MTSU

In this 90-minute session, Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU will explore strategies for helping students improve their analytical skills with primary sources. Activities will focus on better identifying perspective and understanding significance of specific primary sources when selecting sources to use in your research. The session will also discuss how to assist students in better utilizing Library of Congress collections when searching for sources.

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WED., JULY 14, 2021
Strategies for Teaching Historical Argument and Student Voice
Kira Duke, Educational Specialist for Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU and Dr. Stacey Graham, Research Professor, Center for Historic Preservation, MTSU

In this 90-minute session, Teaching with Primary Sources-MTSU will dig into how to help students develop historical arguments supported by analysis. We will discuss how to build in historical context into historical argument and use evidence from primary sources to draw conclusions.