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TN History for Kids

Elementary

Elem One: What Does Government Do?

Elem One: What Does Government Do?

As you read the name of this section, you may roll your eyes. Surely the things government does don't have to be explained, do they? Maybe they do!

Elem Two: Money

Taxes paid for everything you see in this middle school library Where does government get its money? So the government pays your teacher, and paid for your school desk, and bought your school bus. Sounds like the government has a lot of money, d…

Elem Three: The state we call Tennessee

Elem Three: The state we call Tennessee

Tennessee History for Kids has a video that goes with this section. In "What kind of mall is this?," History Bill checks out Nashville's Bicentennial Mall and finds an outdoor museum of Tennessee history. And he always did want to walk…

Elem Four: How state government is set up

The Tennessee State Capitol Three Branches Tennessee's government is set up very much like the U.S. government. If you've learned one, you've pretty much learned both of them. For example: Tennessee's system of government is spel…

Elem Five: 95 Counties

Elem Five: 95 Counties

Are you kidding? Imagine that Tennessee is a jigsaw puzzle with 95 pieces. Only instead of pieces, let's call the 95 parts "counties." Tennessee is divided into 95 parts known as counties. Each has its own name and its own story. O…