PHOTO: T.W. Bankes
The deadliest shipwreck in American history

150 years ago, the Sultana explosion killed 1,800 people on the Mississippi River, just upstream from Memphis.

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Grade-specific booklets

Tennessee History for Kids has produced 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 first-grade booklet is called Critters, Maps and Heroes. Click here to learn more about it; here to order and here for the teacher's guide.

The 2nd grade booklet meets ALL of the second grade social studies standards and is called Your land, my land.

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


The 3rd grade booklet meets ALL of the third grade social studies standards -- from latitude and longitude to the seven continents. It is called Around the world in third grade.

Click here to learn more about it,
here to order and here for the teacher's guide.
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.
There is also primary source reading booklet:

It 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.

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.