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The Birth of the Republic, 1760-1789 (Oct. 25)
Tennessee & the New Nation, 1790-1815 (Jan. 30)
Tennessee's Civil War and Reconstruction (Sept. 17)
Between the WW's, TVA & the Manhattan Project [meet at AMSE, Oak Ridge] (Feb. 11)
TVA & the Manhattan Project [meet at AMSE, Oak Ridge] (Nov. 8)
From Camelot to Watergate (Apr. 1)
Era 1: Three Worlds Meet
The Worlds of Christopher Columbus
The Columbian Exchange and Beyond
Era 2: Colonization and Settlement
Moving On: Why Enter a "New World"?
So Where is the Mystic River Anyway?
Freedom and Slavery in Late Colonial America
Era 4: Expansion and Reform
"Go West, Young Man"
Technology's Reach: From Cotton Fields to Textile Mills
The 1850s: America's Contentious Decade
Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction
A Fire Bell in the Night . . . The Causes of the Civil War
The American Civil War
Let Us Have Peace . . . the Era of Reconstruction
Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States
Naming an Era
Tectonic Shifts for an Industrializing Nation
A Study in Contrasts
Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America, Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II, Era 9: Postwar United States, Era 10: Contemporary United States
Women's Suffrage and the Progressive Era
Years of Dust, Death, and Disruption: Searching for a New Deal for America
No Easy Walk: The Epic American Journey for Civil Rights
Keynote Address - American Art
Keynote Address - Films
Keynote Address - Technology
Book Studies-Year Four (2013-2014)
2011 Two Day June Institute
Fall 2011 Book Study
Summer 2012 Field Study: Boston/ NYC
Book Study- Year Three
DC Summer 2013 Trip
Teacher PD Hours
Anderson County - Year One
Sevier County - Year One
Union County - Year One
Anderson County - Year Two
Sevier County - Year Two
Union County - Year Two
Anderson County- Year Three
Sevier County- Year Three
Union County- Year Three
Anderson County- Year Four
2011 Two Day June Institute
This is the official page of the June 10-11 Institute.
Getting Started with National History Day
Student Interest Survey- I have students complete the survey as a starting point for choosing a topic.
National History Day Interest Survey.docx
Sample Process Paper- The process paper is a very important and sometimes overlooked aspect of the project.
Atom Bomb Process Paper.doc
Sample Bibliography- My students sometimes have difficulty creating good annotations. I find that showing them examples is helpful.
Debate over the Atomic Bomb.doc
Bibliography Help- We use a great website created by Purdue University to answer our bibliography questions.
My students also really like a website called Easy BIb to help them create bibliography entries.
Sample NHD Exhibits
Please feel free to add any other tips or suggestions for NHD. If you have questions, contact me at
, here is the image and the primary sources that will be a part of his walking tour of Knoxville:
Miracle on Gay Street.pdf
Today I learned about the use of Skype in the classroom. The Skype seems very exciting to have the ability to communicate with people in classrooms all over the year. Hopefully our network admistrators at school will allow us access. Regrettfuly I missed the Friday seminar, but I do plan on trying to investigate the Librabry of Congress website on my own.
During this 2 day institute I have learned so many things. I really enjoyed the info about the Library of Congress, and I will definitely try to SKYPE with an author or storyteller. This is a great way to get a personal visitation with a person who you normally would not be able to talk to. ~Julia Carter
From Sue: The past two days have been jammed packed with many neat ideas for teaching history in the classroom, each applicable or adaptable to all grade levels. One of the most exciting ideas is within the realm of technology, both for students and teachers. For the student, the world has become a little smaller and more personal with "skype" between classes in other countries. For the teacher, the professional development world has become more accessible with "twitter/tweets" concerning your individual needs. For my personal classroom needs, the Library of Congress website offers primary sources for students, especially working on National History Day, and for the teacher more items for our own knowledge base and toolbox. Finally, the walking tour put me in my students' shoes as they explore their own seat of home or place. I had forgotten what Knoxville looks like from the sidewalk. The energy of this retreat should be reverberating throughout these three counties this new school year.
On June 10 and 11, I participated in the 2-day TN History Retreat. While there, I interacted with educators from Union
County, SevierCounty,and Anderson County. While touring the MClung Museum, we learned how to analyze photos of location using inferences and observation skills, and then demonstrated our understanding as we took a walking tour of downtown Knoxville analyzing several historic sites. We experienced the sights and sounds of Market Square and partook of the cuisine. We were challenged to avidly incorporate the use of technology in our classrooms. I was particulary caught up with the the varied ways to broaden technology usage via
. I am looking forward to using wordle at
]] on fun tools to create "wordles" to strengthen vocabulary. We came away from this retreat with many great suggestions that will not only enhance learning for our students, but will also make learning fun. I can hardly wait to use these interactive ideas with my students.
Curriculum Standards Wordle
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