Hometown Heritage for Teachers
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Teacher Workshop
Teacher Workshop
NPS Photo

Quick Facts

GETTING READY FOR 2016:

A Call to Action
Action Item:
History Lesson
Year Accomplished:
2012

30 local teachers in Greene County and the surrounding area attended teacher workshops at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and Cemetery in June of 2012. Our theme,  "Exploring Hometown Heritage", allowed the staff of the National Historic site to explore the emancipationist sentiment of Greenville TN founding fathers. Our subject experts provided learning sessions on the accomplishments and successes of Andrew Johnson's slaves after emancipation. The topic of hidden stories led into discussions of African American history in the area and the need to find relevancy for underserved population to our National Parks. The NPS publication, "Hispanics in the Civil War" was shared with participants and the education staff of the National Historic Site demonstrated future programming efforts to incorporate minority audiences in subjects relating to the Civil War.