Welcome to Tennessee History for Kids!
The Butler Museum
The integration of Clinton High School, in Anderson County
Library of Congress photo
* Here to explore our county history pages, which tell interesting stories about every county in the state--such as the Cumberland Homesteads (in Cumberland County), the town taken over by women during World War II (in Van Buren County), the South's best known ghost (Robertson County) and the lake created by an earthquake (Lake County).
President and Mrs. James K. Polk
* Here to see the hilarious (and educational) Tennessee History for Kids videos, which teach kids about everything from Fort Loudoun to the Scopes Trial.
* Here to see our revised and updated three-part civics section, which tells you everything from what government does to how a bill REALLY becomes law at the General Assembly
* Here to see our updated and revised geography section, which tells you all about Tennessee's river systems, physical regions, borders and several things about Tennessee geography that surprise people.
14 booklets... all only $2 each!
Curriculum booklets for grades K, 1, 2, and 3
(click on each grade to read about them)
These cover ALL of the social studies standards for those grades. (For instance: Days of the week for Kindergarten; Three Grand Divisions of Tennessee for first grade; the Star-Spangled Banner for second; latitude and longitude for third).
Curriculum booklets for grades 4, 5, 8 and 11
Cover all of the Tennessee-specific topics which the standards require teachers to cover, but which are probably not discussed in nationally published textbook (the Civil War in Tennessee, the lost state of Franklin, the Civil Rights movement in Tennessee, etc.)
Primary source and question booklets for grades 4, 5 and 8.
Contain excerpts from ALL of the primary source documents required for those grades (The "Ain't I a woman?" speech, the Donelson Party journal, Frederick Douglass' autobiography, etc), along with questions about their context and content.
Reading booklets for grades 4 and 5.
Fascinating stories that will make your students LOVE non fiction and LOVE Tennessee history!.
Citizenship booklet for high school
Content and a test that helps school systems comply with the new requirement that students learn the material naturalized citizens learn.
All booklets are only $2 each. Click here for an order form.