First-grade booklets

By popular demand: Critters, Maps and Heroes--a Tennessee History for Kids booklet for first grade students, containing the Tennessee-specific items in the new first grade social studies standards.

Click here to learn more about it; here to order and here for the teacher's guide.


200th anniversary of Horseshoe Bend

On March 27, 1814, an army consisting of (among others) 2,000 Tennesseans, led by General Andrew Jackson, defeated a warlike tribe of the Creek Indians called the Red Sticks at a bend in the Tallapoosa River, in present-day Alabama.

More Native Americans were killed that day than on any other day in American history.

Tennessee History for Kids was there on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Click here for a virtual tour and for photos of the 200th anniversary.



Grade-specific booklets!

Tennessee History for Kids has produced 4 grade-specific textbooklets that cover and explain ALL of the Tennesee-specific material in the new social studies standards. All booklets cost $2 each!

The 4th grade booklet is called Whole Nations Melt Away: The Volunteer State through 1850.

Click here to learn more about it,
here to order copies and here for a teacher's guide.

The 5th grade booklet is He that hath no sword: The Volunteer State since 1850.

Click here to learn more about it,here to order copies and here for a teacher's guide.

The 8th grade booklet is called Fire poured into our very faces.

Click here to learn more about it,
here to order copies and here for a teacher's guide.

The booklet for the high school American History and Geography class is called Raise the children the best you can.

Click here to learn more about it,
here to order copies and here for a teacher's guide.
Meanwhile, we still have copies of our non-fiction Core reading booklets!

* One is called
Journey of the Adventure and other stories of Tennessee history.

Although all students will enjoy it, it was primarily written for students in elementary and middle grades (with Lexile numbers between 710 and 850).

Click
here to learn more about it, here to order copies and here for a teacher's guide.

The other is called Just as free as I am. It targets middle and high school grades and consists of 16 chapters -- all of which are primary sources.

THIS BOOKLET HAS JUST BEEN REVISED, BY THE WAY!

Click
here to learn more about it, here to order copies and here for a teacher's guide.

Welcome to Tennessee History for Kids!

* Here to see our virtual tours of fascinating places in Tennessee history such as the Cumberland Gap and Fort Donelson.


* Here to go "in search of" important Tennessee figures such as David Crockett, Ida B. Wells and Henry Timberlake.


* Here to explore our 95 county history pages, which tell you AT LEAST TWO interesting stories about every county in the state.


* 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

Cumberland Caverns
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.


And click here to order FREE copies of a Student's Guide to the Tennessee Senate.