The Tennessee Historical Society and Tennessee History Day have been awarded a grant for the creation of a guidebook and workshop series to assist educators in successfully incorporating Library resources and tools with the National History Day framework into their classroom setting. Through the guidebook and workshop series, Tennessee History Day will assist educators in increasing the number and diversity of Library resources used in their classroom instruction, demonstrate activities designed to teach analytical and interpretive skills, overview the structure of the National History Day program, and give guidance on how to assist students in creating higher quality projects using Library resources. The guidebook will be available as a hard copy and in a digital format. Workshops will be a mixture of online and in-person.
Contact: Nikki Ward
This 18-month project supported the University of Tennessee’s Social Sciences Education program, which partnered pre-service teachers with practicing teachers in Knox County. Working with social studies teachers, teacher candidates identified areas of the curriculum that lacked robust primary sources and developed lesson plans. Teacher candidates worked with practicing teachers in delivering the lessons to gain authentic experience as students used primary sources. Social studies teachers and teacher candidates learned about teaching with primary sources and effective mentorship practices, which extended into the academic year while mentors and mentees collected data and reflected on their collaboration and instruction using primary sources.
Contact: Anthony Pellegrino