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As part of a yearlong project devoted to the work of painter Thomas Hart Benton, Doris King's art students at Clarkrange High School trained to become docents for a travelling exhibit King brought to the school as part of her 2011 Award of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities. Over 900 students and adults from the town saw the exhibit during its stay at Clarkrange. And like the best museum educators, King's classes surveyed their audience to gauge the effect of their work. According to King, "Only 32% of students at the high school level have ever been to an art museum. Most students knew about the Great Depression, but had no idea it influenced the production of art. Very few recognized art could or should be used to study history."

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce the grant awards for the 2012 General Grant Program. Take a look!
 

We are so grateful to Ruta Sepetys and the students and teachers from G.W. Carver High School in Memphis and Westview High School in Martin for making April's Student Reader Day events a great success.

LAL logoAfter two months of reading and two rounds of judging the winners of this year's Letters About Literature contest have been selected. Congratulations! And the winners are...

Thirteen people will attend professional event on scholarships this month.

Recipients of the Awards of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities are making headlines across the state. Every year, Humanities Tennessee provides up to six outstanding teachers with $3500 for professional development and humanities projects and resources. Take a look at the experiences of 2010 recipient Liz Shugart.