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2011 Symposium

An Invitation for U.S. History Teachers

The Belmont University History Department and The Belmont Mansion Present: “Nashville and the Civil Rights Movement: A Teaching Symposium”


This event will bring together educators from a variety of Middle Tennessee schools and grade-levels to participate in a symposium focused on more effective (efficient, inclusive) ways of teaching the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

A panel of educators, with a representative from each educational level, will deliver short presentations on their strategies and tactics for teaching Civil Rights history, with questions, comments, and general conversation following their presentations.

The program is intended to foster a positive and working relationship between the History Department at Belmont University and history and social studies departments and teachers throughout Middle Tennessee.

Each symposium attendee will receive source lists, links, useful teaching tools, and other information selected and submitted by the symposium’s panel members for their use and information. Professional development credit is approved for Metro Nashville, Rutherford, and Sumner County teachers.

Saturday, April 2, 2011
8 a.m. to noon
Belmont University
Nashville, Tennessee

−Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. in the Belmont Mansion’s Grand Salon.
−The Symposium begins at 9 a.m. in Belmont’s Massey Center, Room 103
−Reception in the Grand Salon immediately following the symposium, with Belmont Mansion staff on hand

2011 Panel

Space is limited—reserve yours soon by sending an e-mail to Please include your full contact information with the email.

Upon confirmation, a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be sent to you. Return the envelope with a refundable check in the amount of $20 made payable to the “Belmont Student History Society.” Checks will be returned to the participants at the Grand Salon reception the day of the event.

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