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The Political Barbecue

PRIMARY SOURCES

Featured Primary Source: The Political Barbecue

Each month, we choose a Primary Source of the Month and send that to teachers through our education outreach e-newsletter. This political cartoon, The Political Barbecue, interprets the public response to the 1833 Bank War during Andrew Jackson's presidency. To learn more, please read our most recent newsletter available here.

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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

National History Day

National History Day is a year-long curriculum enhancement program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Learn More.

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Education Outreach

Education Outreach offers many resources helpful to educators and students exploring Tennessee and American history, including tools for educators, webcasts, and helpful links. Let us help you bring history alive!

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Reconstruction Tennessee

RECONSTRUCTION TENNESSEE

Educator Workshop

Co-hosted by the Teaching with Primary Sources through the Library of Congress program at the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, this workshop will also be held in partnership with the 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event. Date: April 30, 2015

For more information and to learn more about other upcoming education outreach events click here.

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TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES

Education Outreach

A core mission of TSLA has been to provide primary source materials for all Tennesseans, including teachers and students. We are pleased to introduce our holdings to a new audience of educators and students. Learn more.

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Tennessee State Library and Archives

Education Outreach

We're here to help you bring Tennessee history alive in the classroom! The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is a great resource for educators and students seeking primary sources for use in the classroom. With extensive holdings in Tennessee, Southern, and regional history, TSLA is also the official repository for the permanent records of the State of Tennessee.

Primary sources such as newspaper records, historic photographs, letters, diaries, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, census records, Governors’ papers, and more that tell the story of Tennesseans and our role in the greater story of American history are available to the public at TSLA. Educators and students are welcome to utilize our website or visit us in person to access these primary source materials.

A core mission of TSLA has been to provide materials for all Tennesseans, including teachers and students. We are pleased to introduce our holdings to a new audience of educators and students. To sign up for our e-newsletter, click here.

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SOS Blue Book Curriculum Task Force

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office is accepting applications from licensed, classroom teachers who are interested in serving on our SOS Blue Book Curriculum Task Force.

This task force, consisting of six teachers, will work with the Secretary of State coordinator of civic engagement and the Tennessee State Library and Archives education outreach coordinator to develop lesson plans and curriculum based off the Tennessee Blue Book, a resource for information on state government and civics. These materials must correspond with Tennessee's new social studies curriculum and information available in the Tennessee Blue Book. The group will also advise staff on other civics initiatives and teaching government and civics in the classroom.

Successful applicants will receive a total of $500 for successful completion of the project, mileage reimbursement for travel to Nashville, and meals and lodging.

To learn more about this initiative, click below to view the following documents. The deadline for application is Friday, January 23rd.

Letter from Secretary Hargett

Details of Initiative