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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 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 Six: Being a good citizen

Students from Briceville Elementary School clean a cemetery PHOTO: Coal Creek Watershed Foundation Do you know why your school is there in the first place? Back when people were talking about the idea of public schools, the main reason they were c…

Elem Seven: Election Day

President Trump takes the oath of office On November 8, 2016, the big story nationally was the election of President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence. Tennessee's voters also elected: * Nine members of the U.S. House of Represen…