Teacher Workshops

Historic Map of the Stones River Battlefield

Saturday September 5, 2015 (9 AM - 1 PM)

Exploring A Battlefield

Educators will learn techniques for using primary sources such as maps and artifacts to emphasize important social studies lessons and encourage critical thinking about the impact of the Battle of Stones River and the Civil War on our nation.

 

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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