U.S. History and Geography

A workshop on teaching with primary sources from the Library of Congress. This workshop focused on the Woman's Suffrage movement in the United States. The workshop has been split into three parts for the website. This is part one covering concepts and demonstrations. Please also see part two covering teaching strategies and group participation, and the lecture on the history of the Suffrage movement by Dr. Nancy Schurr, both shown separately.

Choosing the Secret City: The Creation and Importance of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Michael McCall lectures on how the media and gender politics influenced Country Music through recent years.

-Understand the meaning of counterculture, as well as the historical origins, context, and significance of the 1960s counterculture.
-Identify the express motivations of some of its major figures.
-Brainstorm ways to introduce these controversial concepts to high school students (AP, dual enrollment, IB).

Lecture of the role that women had during the Progressive Era and Nineteenth Amendment.

Strategies for Teaching Excerpted Text

Dr. Stacey Graham breaks down the basics for History lessons in the classroom, from defining an excerpt easily for students, to navigating historical maps. Examining 2 excerpts about "The Starving Time" (Jamestown's difficult winter) both for an 4th grade class and another for 8th grade, Dr. Graham showcases the Old English barriers students may encounter and how teachers can guide students to understanding.

The Soldier's Experience / Tennessee Maneuvers

Dr. Lynn Nelson walks teachers through the history of Franklin, TN, the decisions, philosophical debates, the difference between property and land, and the settlers' mentality of where Government Power originates.

The Whole (Sojourner) Truth: Historical Memory in the Classroom

Tennessee's Reconstruction Years

Using Historic Maps to Develop Geographic Awareness

The Soldier's Experience / Tennessee Maneuvers

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