Tennessee Geographic Alliance

TCSS Conference and the Geography Strand

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TCSS Conference

Don't miss out on early bird pricing for the TCSS Conference! Registration rates increase by $10 starting February 9th. As always, this conference will connect you with the best of Tennessee educators and give you resources and new ideas that will be valuable to your classroom.


The virtual conference will take place February 22-27 with sessions 7-9pm EST Monday-Friday and 9am-2:15pm EST Saturday. Your registration will grant you access to:

  • 40+ Live Sessions
  • Sessions for ALL grade levels
  • All sessions will be recorded with 1-year access
  • Professional Development Certificate
  • Opportunity to win $1,000+ worth of e-gift card giveaways


Check out the detailed agenda and register today on the TN Council for the Social Studies website. See you soon!

The Geography Keynote: Tuesday, February 23rd 7 - 7:50PM (EST)

Responding to growing calls to address civil rights and ant-racism in Geography classrooms, Dr. Alderman explores the seldom discussed but important role of counter-mapping within the African American Freedom Struggle. Black resistant cartographies stretch what constitutes a map, who is a map-maker, the political work performed by maps, and, in turn, how and why we should teach maps. Below you will find links to two related articles written by Dr. Alderman:


  1. The mapping behind the movement-On recovering the critical cartographies of the African American Freedom Struggle
  2. Reexamining the Montgomery Bus Boycott Toward an Empathetic Pedagogy of the Civil Rights Movement
Dr. Alderman will be addressing the African American Freedom Struggle

CONCURRENT Geography Strand SESSIONS 8 - 8:50PM (EST)