How many booklets are there?
We have more than a dozen publications, which include curriculum booklets, reading booklets, primary source booklets, and a citizenship booklet!
- Curriculum Booklets:
- Kindergarten lessons with Boxy
- Critters, Maps and Heroes [for 1st grade]
- Your Land, My Land [for 2nd grade, 2019-2020 edition]
- Around the World [for 3rd grade, 2019-2020 edition]
- Across the Ocean [for 3rd grade, 2019-2020 edition]
- Whole Nations Melt Away [for 4th grade]
- He that hath no sword [for 5th grade]
- Fire poured into our very faces [for 8th grade]
- Raise the children the best you can [for the high school American history class]
- Reading Booklets:
- The Legend of Big Foot Spencer and Other Stories [reading booklet for 4th grade]
- The King's Letter, the Captain's Flag and other stories [reading booklet for 5th grade]
- Primary Source Booklets:
- Citizenship Booklet:
Do the new booklets cover the old/current social studies standards, or do they cover the new/revised social studies standards?
Unless otherwise stated, the booklets cover the standards passed by the Tennessee Board of Education in July 2013. However, we are now beginning to "roll out" booklets that meet the standards which were approved by the board of education in 2017 and which (officially) go into effect in 2019-2020.
So far we have "rolled out" the new first second grade booklets (called Your Land, My Land 2019-2020 edition) and two new third grade booklets called Around the World and Across the Ocean.
What do the curriculum booklets cover?
Curriculum booklets for grades K, 1, 2, and 3 cover ALL 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.)
Can you tell me about the reading booklets?
The 5th grade reader contains fascinating stories that will make your students LOVE non fiction and LOVE Tennessee history! Each story has been carefully written at a grade appropriate lexile level.
What do the primary source booklets cover?
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.
What is the purpose of the high school citizenship booklet?
Th citizenship booklet contains content and a test that helps school systems comply with the new requirement that students learn the material naturalized citizens learn.
How much do the booklets cost?
We've worked hard to keep the booklets affordable! They can be purchased for only $2 per booklet.
How can booklets be purchased?
Information on how to order booklets can be found HERE.
To download a hard copy of the order form click here.
Booklets can also be purchased at events such as the tent revival, LEAD conference, TN Reading Conference, TASL conference, TCSS conference and the other events attended by Tennessee History for Kids.