Tim Moses and Brenda Ables
A tribute to two former board members

Tim Moses and Brenda Ables step down after nearly 20 years of combined service to Tennessee History for Kids.

Click
here to about this.

In-service season

History Bill is on the road in the summer of 2014, explaining the Tennessee topics in the new social studies standards and giving away sample TN History for Kids booklets and posters as he goes.

The schedule is filling fast: June 3-4 in Knoxville; June 5 in Fayetteville; June 6 in Lebanon; June 11 in Sevierville (TAMS) June 17 in Lake City (TASL); June 18 in Lewisburg; June 19 in Medina (TASL); July 23 in Chattanooga; and July 31 in Memphis. Click here to learn more about these appearances or book him for your part of the state!


Grade-specific booklets!

Tennessee History for Kids has produced 5 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 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.
Meanwhile, we still have copies of our non-fiction Core reading booklets!

* One is called
Journey of the Adventure and other stories of Tennessee history.

Although all students will enjoy it, it was primarily written for students in elementary and middle grades (with Lexile numbers between 710 and 850).

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

The other 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.

THIS BOOKLET HAS BEEN REVISED, BY THE WAY!

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.


And click here to order FREE copies of a Student's Guide to the Tennessee Senate.