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Derek H. Alderman; Ethan Bottone; Kurt Butefish; Joshua L. Kenna; Katrina Stack – Geography Teacher, 2024
In July 2022, the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Geographic Alliance hosted a three-week summer institute funded by the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) as part of its "A More Perfect Union" initiative to promote a deeper understanding of United States history and culture. Eighteen K-12 educators from across the country…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Summer Programs, United States History
Derek H. Alderman; Ethan Bottone – Geography Teacher, 2024
This paper offers the intellectual goals and content that guided a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) K-12 Summer Institute entitled "The Role of Geographic Mobility in the African American Freedom Struggle." Readers are provided background and concepts for exploring Black geographies of mobility in classrooms. Geographic…
Descriptors: Migration, African Americans, African American History, Civil Rights
Katrina Stack; Derek H. Alderman – Geography Teacher, 2024
The background and resources presented in this article support teaching about two Tent/Freedom Cities--in Fayette County, Tennessee, and in Lowndes County, Alabama--that were built as a form of civil rights resistance and for housing Black sharecroppers and tenant farmers evicted by oppressive white landlords for marching, attending mass…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Activism, African Americans, African American History
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Robinson, Michael – Geography Teacher, 2013
Growing up in Loretto, Tennessee, population 1,700, people called it "going to town" when they went to any city big enough to have a McDonald's, Walmart, or a movie theater. If someone is not from a small town, they may not know what type of economic activities a small town can support. Will the town have a police department? Will there…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Geography Instruction, Area Studies, Field Studies
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Delahunty, Tina – Geography Teacher, 2010
The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Orchard Bog site in Shady Valley, Tennessee, is a unique Appalachian mountain bog that provides many opportunities for student exploration. A biogeographer, a field technician, two biologists, and a historian combined their expertise to teach 100 fourth graders how historians and scientists learn about past…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Ecology, Grade 4, Historians