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The Civil War: Examining Tennessee's Last Campaign


Examining Tennessee's Last Campaign

Co-hosted by the Teaching with Primary Sources through the Library of Congress program at the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, this workshop will also be held in partnership with the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event. Date: November 13, 2014

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National History Day

National History Day is a year-long curriculum enhancement program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Learn More.


Education Outreach

Education Outreach offers many resources helpful to educators and students exploring Tennessee and American history, including tools for educators, webcasts, and helpful links. Let us help you bring history alive!

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Over There


Featured Primary Source: Sheet Music, Over There

Each month, we choose a Primary Source of the Month and send that to teachers through our education outreach e-newsletter. This item tells the story of a George M. Cohan's popular World War I era song "Over There". To learn more, please read our most recent newsletter available here.

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Education Outreach

A core mission of TSLA has been to provide primary source materials for all Tennesseans, including teachers and students. We are pleased to introduce our holdings to a new audience of educators and students. Learn more.

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Tennessee State Library and Archives

Education Outreach

We're here to help you bring Tennessee history alive in the classroom! The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is a great resource for educators and students seeking primary sources for use in the classroom. With extensive holdings in Tennessee, Southern, and regional history, TSLA is also the official repository for the permanent records of the State of Tennessee.

Primary sources such as newspaper records, historic photographs, letters, diaries, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, census records, Governors’ papers, and more that tell the story of Tennesseans and our role in the greater story of American history are available to the public at TSLA. Educators and students are welcome to utilize our website or visit us in person to access these primary source materials.

A core mission of TSLA has been to provide materials for all Tennesseans, including teachers and students. We are pleased to introduce our holdings to a new audience of educators and students. To sign up for our e-newsletter, click here.

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TSLA Educator Working Group

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Do you enjoy making history fun for your students? If so, please consider the following opportunity.

TSLA is pleased to announce an exciting new venture for our education outreach department! We are creating a "TSLA Educator Working Group." This group will work with us at TSLA to create lesson plans and other education-related activities based on our primary source collections. In addition, this group will advise us on developing curriculum, planning professional development for teachers, planning outreach to students, and other matters related to bringing our resources to the K-12 classroom. Selected applicants will receive compensation for the development of curriculum materials and will be asked to participate in an orientation session in Nashville, for which he or she will receive lodging, mileage reimbursement, and meals.

This is your opportunity to impact how TSLA meets the needs of teachers! If you are interested in joining us in this important work, click here for further details. Applications are due September 19, 2014.