Civil War at Home Summer Institute!
Click here for Itinerary Highlights for the Summer 2013 Teacher Institute "Knoxville: The Heart of Civil War East Tennessee" being offered June 17-21, 2013. This is a residential institute with transportation, lodging, and meals (except breakfast) provided for the week. Fifteen applicant teachers will be selected to participate. (See information below regarding open seating for Monday, June 17.) Application Deadline is May 8, 2013.
To apply: Teachers should mail or email a resume and letter explaining how the institute will benefit their classroom instruction. They also need to submit a letter of support from an administrator which outlines the strengths of the teacher and how the administrator sees the institute benefiting the teacher, as well as their students, peers, and school. Civil War at Home is funded through a grant from Humanities Tennessee, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Contact: Lisa Oakley, oakley@eastTNhistory.org; or Teachers Institute, ETHS, P.O. Box 1629, Knoxville, TN 37901-1629.
Open Seating for Sessions on Monday, June 17: Additional first-come, first-serve spaces will be available only for the Monday, June 17 content sessions at the East Tennessee History Center (with Dr. Astor, Dr. Schurr, and Dot Kelley). Information will be available by mid-May regarding times for these presentations and seating avaialable. You are welcome to reserve a seat anytime for these three sessions and information will follow with details. Register by emailing Lisa at oakley@eastTNnhistory.org.
Each year the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) offers a variety of teacher workshops on different topics and in various formats. Afternoon in-service sessions, half-day and day-long seminars, and multi-day institutes are always content and methods-rich and correlated to the current classroom curriculum.
Click here for information on any upcoming National History Day workshops.
For School Systems: Professional development programming is available for school districts and faculty groups as well. Topics can be customized to meet the needs of the system. Standard topics relate to using and identifying primary sources and to the National History Day program which ETHS co-sponsors.