Bellringers

Tennessee History for Kids is creating some bellringers that help teachers create lesson plans, meet the standards and keep the students engaged!

Here is what we have so far:


Crossword puzzles

* Click here for one that covers Tennessee during the colonial period and here for one that covers Tennessee in the early 1800s.
* Here for one on Cherokee culture;
here for one on Tennessee civics
Here for one that covers Tennessee during the Civil War; here for Tennessee in the 1930s; and here for one on the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee.
Here and here for puzzles based on the county history pages

Word searches

Click here for one on the First-grade section; here for one on basic Tennessee geography; here for one on counties; and here for one on Tennessee symbols.

Map scavenger hunts

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will send you a free classroom set of Tennessee highway maps if you click here and fill out the form.

Once you get the maps, distribute them in class and have the students do this scavenger hunt either alone or in pairs.