Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TSLA's Teaching Institute focuses on War of 1812

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has two opportunities for teachers to participate in learning more about the War of 1812 during the bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812 in Tennessee this year.

"General Jackson Addressing the Soldiers of Tennessee."
1) “The Road to New Orleans: Teaching the War of 1812”- First up is a co-sponsored workshop with the Middle Tennessee State University Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress project. This workshop will be held on Friday, March 21st as part of the Tennessee in the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission’s symposium event being held in Fayetteville. The teacher workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, email

2) “The Forgotten Conflict: Teaching the War of 1812 in Tennessee”- The next opportunity is TSLA’s first annual summer teacher institute. To be held on June 11th & 12th in Nashville, participants in this intensive, two-day workshop will work with original primary sources at TSLA related to the War of 1812, participate in living history activities, tour the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol, explore the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner, and more! Teacher participants receive curriculum resources on the War of 1812, $50 payment for mileage and parking, lodging, and breakfast and lunch each day. To register, email or call 615-253-3469.

Spots are limited so contact TSLA's Education Outreach Program today to register.

The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.

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