Knox Teacher Attends Program

News Sentinel, July 7, 2016 | Go to article overview

Knox Teacher Attends Program


Knox teacher attends program

West Valley Middle School teacher Dean Burress went to George Washington's Mount Vernon to learn more about the first president's leadership and background.

Burress, who teaches social studies, participated in the four- day program, "Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington," from June 21-25 and collaborated with Mount Vernon's historians, curators and educators, according to a release from the George Washington Teacher Institute.

The program also included a study with Dr. Denver Brunsman of the George Washington University, and participants got to learn more of Washington's story in his own words using primary sources and the landscape and buildings of the Mount Vernon estate.

Burress attended the program with K-12 teachers, librarians and media specialists from around the country selected by institute in a competitive application process, the release said. While they were at the program, attendees lived on George Washington's estate near his mansion and went to sessions in the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington that opened in 2013.

ET students excel in history contest

Four area students finished in the Top 10 in their National History Day competition categories.

Hannah Robbins and Eli Harrison of Maryville's Clayton-Bradley Academy and their teachers Liz Shugart and Cherie Miller and Kenton Smith and Benjamin Hall of Knoxville's L&N Stem Academy and their teacher Derek Griffin participated in the event in June, according to a release from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Robbins and Harrison received eighth place in the Junior Group Performance category for their entry, "Marconi: Changing the World Through the Exploration of the First Wireless."

Smith and Hall were awarded ninth place in the Senior Group Documentary category for their entry, "Buying In: The Music of Vince Guaraldi."

Students from Tennessee submitted 35 entries to the contest. They got to compete in the national competition after winning medals at the state contest, Tennessee History Day, the release said.

In addition to competing with their projects, students met with Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Bob Corker, attended a private reception at the National Museum of American History and received their awards at a ceremony.

Other local students Kaylie Pomerantz and Laila Stempkowski of St. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Knox Teacher Attends Program
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.