The Department of History sponsors several outreach programs each year that make the work of today’s best historians available to high school teachers and public audiences in Tennessee.
Since 1979, our department has sponsored an annual Workshop for Teachers of Social Studies. Held on a Saturday morning in early spring, the workshop features four to six sessions that provide a variety of methodological and pedagogical approaches to the teaching of history, as well as some practical teaching aids and information to use in the classroom. The workshop reflects the continuing commitment of the Department of History to excellence in teaching at all levels, and provides an excellent opportunity for area high school teachers and department faculty to share their common love of history. The event also serves as a good way for area teachers, many of them graduates of our department, to maintain connections with our faculty.