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TN History for Kids

Two Winter Retreats at Scopes Trial Museum and Sequoyah/Loudoun

The THFK Fall Retreat in Greeneville in October 2019

Announcing TWO Tennessee History for Kid Winter Retreats, both in East Tennessee in January 2020.

The old Rhea County Courthouse
(and Scopes Trial Museum)

(Click here for the registration form.)

The first will take place Wednesday January 15, 2020, at the Rhea County Library/Scopes Trial Museum in Dayton. The second will occur Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum/Fort Loudoun State Historic Park in Monroe County. (If it snows on one of those days, the event will be rescheduled for Wednesday February 5.)

Tom Davis
Photo courtesy Nashville Scene

The first event will focus on Tennessee history SINCE the Civil War and feature presentations on the Coal Creek War, the woman suffrage movement in Tennessee, the Scopes Trial, the Great Depression in Tennessee, and the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee. Featured presenters will include Barry Thacker (on the Coal Creek War), Tom Davis (on the Scopes Trial), and Bill Carey (everything else).

Eric Hughey of Fort Loudoun State Historic Park

The second event will focus on EARLY Tennessee history and will feature presentations on Fort Loudoun and the French and Indian War, Tennessee’s statehood era, the world of Sequoyah, slavery in Tennessee, and the Civil War in Tennessee. Featured presenters will include Eric Hughey (on Fort Loudoun), Charlie Rhodarmer (on Sequoyah) and Bill Carey.

All presentations are standards-based, and mainly intended for teachers of grades 4, 5, 8 and the high school U.S. history class. However, all teachers of all grades (public and private) are invited!

All attending teachers to receive:

* A certificate showing six hours of professional development training

Charlie Rhodarmer of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

* Sample Tennessee History for Kids curriculum booklets

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

Barry Thacker

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

To register, just fill out this registration form and send in a check for $25.

We will see you THERE!

 

 

 

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