Bringing Coal Creek
history to life
for teachers in
Chattanooga/
Hamilton County
9 August 2016

Barry Thacker, PE, portrayed Coal Creek miner/engineer David R. Thomas during in-service training for teachers at East Hamilton High School on 9 August 2016 http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/hamiltontentrevival, which was sponsored by Tennessee History for Kids and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 

Teachers were also introduced to ways history/social studies can be incorporated into other educational endeavors such as:
 

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Promoting science, technology, engineering, and math as a living STEM-historian,

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Engineering Better Readers,

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Reenactment of historical events by students, and 

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Restoring the American chestnut to the Appalachian Mountains on mined land prepared by the Forestry Reclamation Approach.

 

A few of the teachers who learned the Coal Creek history to teach to their students.  They each received red bandanas in honor
of the Coal Creek miners and two American Chestnut trees to show their students and plant.

Carol Moore and Barry Thacker with a teacher from
Hamilton County High School

"History Bill" (Bill Carey the extraordinary organizer" of these events,
with Frederick Douglas impersonator Michael Crutcher

Carol and Barry with Knoxville News Sentinel reporter Tom Humphrey
who taught a class on "How a Bill is Passed"

Lisa Oakley--Curator of Education for the absolutely fabulous
East Tennessee Historical Society
GO VISIT THE EAST TN HISTORY CENTER ON
GAY STREET IN KNOXVILLE!!
http://www.easttnhistory.org/museum-east-tennessee-history

Welsh Coal Creek miner David R. Thomas with confederate soldier
(Barry Thacker, PE and Christopher Young, Park Ranger with
the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park)
www.nps.gov

Carol Moore, Barry Thacker with
Christopher Young and Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer is the Educational Consultant with Currents of Change
www.currentsofchange.net
She taught us about the history of TVA and all the good
things they have done to make our lives easier in
the Tennessee Valley

A few more of the teachers who learned the Coal Creek history to teach to their students.  They each received red bandanas in honor
of the Coal Creek miners and two American Chestnut trees to show their students and plant.

A FEW OF THE SLIDES FROM TODAY'S PRESENTATION SHOWING WAYS HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES CAN
BE INCORPORATED INTO OTHER EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS --
IMAGES INCLUDE SOME PICTURES OF THE SMART BRICEVILLE STUDENTS FROM OUR PAST EVENTS!
 
 

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