Bernadette Bullington participates in library and archives workshop on Teaching the War of 1812

Twenty-two Tennessee teachers, including Bernadette Bullington of Dickson County, participated in a Teaching the War of 1812 workshop presented by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Twenty-two Tennessee teachers, including Bernadette Bullington of Dickson County, participated in a Teaching the War of 1812 workshop presented by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

A teacher from the Dickson County school system was one of 22 Tennessee teachers recently participating in the Tennessee State Library and Archives summer institute on “The Forgotten Conflict: Teaching the War of 1812 in Tennessee.” The two-day workshop included a history content presentation by Dr. Tom Kanon, TSLA archivist and expert on the War of 1812, living history presentations about the life of a U.S. regular and a Tennessee militia soldier during the War of 1812, close study of primary sources related to the war, tours of the Tennessee State Library and Archives and more. Participating from the Dickson County school system was teacher Bernadette Bullington. “I hope all of the teachers who participated found our workshop beneficial. Offering this type of training for teachers is one of the many ways the State Library and Archives is providing valuable services to Tennesseans,” said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. Dr. Wayne Moore, assistant state archivist at TSLA said the library and archives are a “wonderful treasure house” of primary sources for Tennessee social studies teachers that can help provide resources and knowledge to bring history to life.