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The Tennessee State Library and Archives offers regular content-based, primary source workshops for educators. If you would like to have TSLA provide professional development for educators in your community, please contact Kelly Wilkerson at 615-253-3469 or by email at

Tennessee Council for the Social Studies

When? March 13

Where? Hilton-Memphis

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Reconstruction Tennessee

General View of Memphis

View of Memphis, Library Photograph Collection

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 2015 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event.

When? April 30

Where? East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN

For more information, or to register, contact Space is limited!


"Liberty is what I am struggling for": Reconstruction and the African American Experience in Tennessee

The Freedmen's Bureau

The Freedmen's Bureau, Library Photograph Collection

Please join the Tennessee State Library & Archives for a summer institute for teachers on the Reconstruction era in Tennessee. While focusing on Tennessee's social studies curriculum standards, participants will explore the experience of Tennesseans during this period. Participants will analyze primary sources of the era and become familiar with the educational tools offered by TSLA.

When? June 18th & 19th

Where? Tennessee State Library & Archives, 403 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN

To Apply: Twenty-five spots are available. All eudcators may apply. First priority will be given to 5th, 8th, and High School American history teachers. Click here to download a flyer and application.

For more information contact Space is limited!




More workshop listings coming soon! To submit a topic for workshop consideration, email us at!