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TN History for Kids

Our Four Summer Inservices Have Become Free Online Events!

Some of the crowd says hi at the July 20 inservice

The Tennessee History for Kid Virtual Inservices have all become virtual experiences. Each of them will last 4 hours, focus on a particular era on Tennessee history, and be free!

(Click here to sign up.)

The first two have already taken place, and we had about 100 teachers tuned into each one. 

The Tennessee State Capitol

The next will be on Thursday, July 23, from 8 am until noon (Central Time). This event will cover Reconstruction through the 1930s, with topics including Reconstruction and voting rights, the Coal Creek Wars, 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 Nashville tour guide David Ewing.

The cotton museum in Memphis

The fourth event will be Monday, July 27, from 8 am until noon (Central Time). This event will focus on the Great Depression, World War II in Tennessee, the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, and the tent city movement. Guest presenter (in addition to Bill Carey) will be Daphene McFerren of the Benjamin Hooks Center for Social Change.

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 4 hours of professional development training (for each session).

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

Each inservice is free.

Click here to register.

We will send zoom details as the event nears!











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.