• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Teacher Workshops

Archeologists sift through dirt searching for artifacts.

Saturday February 21, 2015 (9 AM - 1 PM) - Exploring A Battlefield

Educators will learn techniques for using maps and artifacts to emphasize important social studies lessons and encourage critical thinking.

 

9 AM - Welcome & Introduction

9:15 AM - Museum Maps Scavenger Hunt - Teachers will use maps located throughout the museum to answer important curriculum based questions related to the Civil War.

10:15 AM - Mapping the Civil War - An interactive program designed to encourage students and educators to think critically about the Civil War using maps and other geographical information.

11:15 AM - Archeology & Artifacts - Educators will use the scientific method to explore the stories contained within an archeological site.

12:45 PM - Wrap-Up, Questions & Evaluations

To register for this workshop, call 615-893-9501 or e-mail us. Please include your name, school, grade level, home phone number and email.

 
Monarch Butterfly

Saturday April 4, 2015 (9 AM - 1 PM)

The Wild Side of Stones River

Educators will discover a myriad of science lessons that can be learned by studying the flora and fauna of Stones River National Battlefield and the tools used by the National park Service to protect the park's natural resources.

 

Workshop Schedule

9 AM: Welcome and Introduction

9: 15 AM: The Battle Continues – Long after the cannons and muskets stopped firing, a quieter battle between invasive exotic plants and the natives that ruled here more than 150 years ago continues to rage. Educators will participate in a field trip program that highlights the ecological impact of invasive species and the work of park staff to turn the tide in favor of restoring native plants to the landscape.

10:15 AM - Shelter in the Storm - Due to shrinking habitats, middle Tennessee animals are finding it harder and harder to find a place to live. Learn how the loss of native ecosystems has led to a mounting list of species causalities while our work to restore the battlefield landscape has created an oasis for some species in the midst of urban sprawl.

11:30 AM - Exploring Stones River's Wild Side - Educators will ride out on the battlefield and view the park's natural resources while discussing ways to use those resources to teach science lessons.hand.

12:45 PM Questions and Evaluations

To register for this workshop, call 615-893-9501 or e-mail us. Please include your name, school, grade level, home phone number and email.

 

Friday July 10, 2015 (8:30 AM - 3 PM)

Location: Martin Professional Development Center

America's Best Idea in Middle Tennessee Workshop for Nashville Area Educators: Bringing National Parks Into The Classroom

Teachers will work with park rangers on a number activities to discover ways to connect their students to the historic and natural resources of national parks.

 
Painting of a band of Cherokee travelling on the Trail of Tears in the snow.

Saturday November 7, 2015 (9 AM - 1 PM) - Native Americans at Stones River

Educators will explore the long history of Native Americans on the landscape where the Battle of Stones River raged.

 
Workshop Schedule

9 AM - Welcome and Introduction

9: 15 AM - The First Tennesseans – Explore the lives of prehistoric and early historic Native Americans in middle Tennessee using archeological evidence and resources from nearby national parks and public lands.

10:15 AM - The Trail of Tears - Discover the rich and tragic story of the forced removal of the Cherokee which led them straight through Murfreesboro and the the land that later hosted the Battle of Stones River.

11:30 AM - Native Americans in the Civil War - Tour the battlefield and learn about the role of Native Americans in the Civil War and in the Battle of Stones River.

12:45 PM - Questions and Evaluations

To register for this workshop, call 615-893-9501 or e-mail us. Please include your name, school, grade level, home phone number and email.

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