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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Many 7th grade social studies teachers use St. Patrick to discuss the following standard (7.28): Describe the role of monasteries in the preservation of knowledge and spread of the Catholic Church beyond the Alps. Perhaps you can use these resources.

Library of Congress: Saint Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish and Irish-American holiday commemorating the death, as legend has it, of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17, circa 492. It is also the occasion, in many American cities, for celebrating Irish heritage with a parade. Among the most renowned of these festival traditions are the New York City parade, which officially dates to March 17, 1766 (an unofficial march was held in 1762); the Boston parade, which may date as far back as March 17, 1775; and the Savannah, Georgia, parade, which dates to March 17, 1824. Click HERE for more!
Share Your Standard(s) Specific Resources

Please share with the TGA your favorites! Any resource provided has to be open source and free to the public. Help your fellow teachers find great articles, images, maps, websites, etc...

NCGE Resource Library

NCGE is developing a database of teacher-developed, classroom-tested activities. These activities, lessons and resources will be shared with your peers and colleagues around the country. Click HERE for access.

Upcoming Events

“Teaching East Asia in Middle and High Schools”

This workshop will take place at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Tuesday, June 8th, and Wednesday, June 9th, 2021. The June 8th workshop is virtual and the June 9th workshop is face-to-face. (If a COVID-19 related problem occurs, both days of the workshop will be virtual.) The workshop is intended for East and Middle Tennessee, as well as Northwest Georgia teachers. For more details, visit here.


To apply for the program, visit here.


If you have any questions about this program or application form, please contact Jeffrey Melnik at edast@utc.edu or 423-425-2118.

Future Event: Maps and Globes Workshop

On Saturday, December 4th, the TGA is partnering with DISCOVERY PARK OF AMERICA for a special teacher workshop based off the upcoming exhibit: “The Fascinating World of Murray Hudson’s Globes and Maps”
Interested in the Maps and Globes workshop?

Click here to find out more and reserve a spot using the Upcoming Events page on the TGA website.

East Tennessee Historical Society Programs

As the public programming arm of the East Tennessee History Center, the East Tennessee Historical Society presents a variety of programs on historical topics featuring diverse subjects, speakers, and formats. These include a Brown Bag and quarterly lecture series, conferences, tours, “A Tennessee Conversation” series with special speakers, a history fair, and teacher and student programs. Access their upcoming events HERE!