Teacher Workshops

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: Find Your Park

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

 

Workshop Schedule

8:30 AM - Welcome & Introduction

9:15 AM - America's Best Idea - Teachers will explore the uniquely American qualities embodied in our national parks and the National Park Service

10:30 AM - Find Your Park From The Classroom - Teachers will rotate between the following three programs.

One Park, Many Subjects: A park ranger will lead a discussion focusing the curriculum based needs of teachers and how the resources and stories at Stones River National Battlefield can reinforce classroom lessons.

Primary Sources in National Parks: Teachers will explore National Park Service websites for primary source materials they can use to reinforce science and social studies lessons while encouraging students to become critical readers and thinkers.

Lesson Plans, Webcams and More: A ranger will help educators discover the array of lesson planning materials and web based outreach services offered by national parks.

11:30 AM - Lunch

12:30 PM - Find Your Park From The Classroom (2nd Rotation)

1:30 PM - Find Your Park From The Classroom (3rd Rotation)

2:30 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.

 
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.

 
STRI Trail of Tears Wayside

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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