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TN History for Kids

4 Summer Road Show Inservices -- Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Anderson County!

Teachers at the TN History for Kids winter retreat at the
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Monroe County

Announcing FOUR Tennessee History for Kid Winter Retreats, to be held all over Tennessee in July 2020.

(Click here for the registration form.)

The first will take place Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Museum of Appalachia in Anderson County. It will focus on colonial Tennessee history, the statehood era, westward migration in Tennessee,  Cherokee culture, and the Trail of Tears. Guest presenters (in addition to Bill Carey and the staff of the Museum of Appalachia) are Mark and Sherry Finchum of Indian Creek Productions.

Point Park in Chattanooga

The second will occur Monday, July 20, 2020, at Lookout Mountain Elementary School/Point Park in Chattanooga. It will focus on slavery and the Civil War. Guest presenter (in addition to Bill Carey) is Chris Young of Chickamaugan National Military Park.

The Tennessee State Capitol

The third will be staged at the Nashville Public Library/Tennessee State Capitol on Thursday, July 23. This event will cover Reconstruction through the 1930s, with topics including the Tennessee Constitution of 1870, the Coal Creek Wars, World War I in Tennessee, the passage of the suffrage amendment and the Great Depression in Tennessee. Guest presenter (in addition to Bill Carey) will be Barry Thacker of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.. and we WILL take a grand tour of the Tennessee State Capitol!

The cotton museum in Memphis

The fourth event will be Monday, July 27, at the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange. This event will focus on World War II in Tennessee, the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee in general, the tent city movement in particular, the influence of cotton on the culture of West Tennessee and the history of Memphis. Guest presenter will be Daphene McFerren of the Benjamin Hooks Center for Social Change, presenting on the sit-in movement.

All presentations are standards-based, and mainly intended for public school social studies and history teachers. However, all teachers of all grades (public and private) are invited!

The TN History for Kids fall 2019 retreat at the Andrew
Johnson National Monument in Greeneville

All attending teachers to receive:

* A certificate showing six hours of professional development training

* Sample Tennessee History for Kids curriculum booklets and training on how to use them!

* A guided tour of the venues in which each event is staged

The TN History for Kids winter retreat at Fort
Loudoun Historic State Park

Each inservice only costs $25 per teacher (and that includes lunch!)

To register, fill out this registration form and send in a check for $25 per event you would like to attend.

One final note:

You must register now to save a spot. On or about July 1, we will email all attendees and ask them to send in their $25 check.









Here are photos from the three Tennessee History for Kids fall retreats in Greeneville, Franklin and Union City in October 2019 and Dayton and Vonore in January 2020.