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Incorporating Local History and Genealogy in the Classroom

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - July 17 @ 4:30 pm


On Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17, the “Incorporating Local History and Genealogy in the Classroom” Teachers Workshop will give area teachers an opportunity to engage with and learn techniques to incorporate local history and genealogy issues and topics into a current classroom sitting as well as see and find partnerships with heritage organizations and resources that are easily available to engage students. The event will begin on Friday night at 5:30 pm and end on Saturday at 4:30 pm. Several organizations and speakers will provide presentations and resources. This event is FREE but requires registration.

Friday July 16
5:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
6 pm – 7 pm Dr. Daryl Carter, Incorporating Racial, Cultural and Minority History in the Classroom
7 pm – 8 pm TBA
Saturday July 17
9 am Welcome
9:30 am – 10:30 am Ryan C. Bernard, Archives of Appalachia
10:30 am – 11:30 am Heritage Alliance, In Their Own Words: Museum Theatre as a Teaching Tool
11:30 am – 1 pm Lunch on own
1 pm – 2 pm Lisa Oakley, ETHS Education and Using Genealogy in the Classroom
2 pm – 3 pm Kelly Wilkerson, TSLA Education Outreach
3 pm – 4 pm Heritage Alliance, Experiencing History Multiple Ways: Teaching History On Site and Through Zoom
4 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks


July 16 @ 5:30 pm
July 17 @ 4:30 pm
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Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium
117 Boone St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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(423) 753-1012

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