The Tennessee History Festival
There are several things about Tennessee that the curriculum requires second graders to learn.
Also, second grade is a great year to read fun stories about Tennessee history.
Therefore, we direct second grade teachers and students to four things:
"What's with the hole?" asks History Bill
The first is our videos
. Tennessee History for Kids has created a series of short videos about everything from the six physical regions to the General Assembly to Andrew Jackson. They are short; they are fun; they are even funny. Click here to check them out.
We also suggest our Basic Civics
section. It is here that we explain what government does, what taxes are, what counties are, who the governor is, and how to be a good citizen.
We recommend our Basic Geography
There we explain how to make a map of Tennessee using a funny box, four lines and four dots. We tell you about Tennessee's three Grand Divisions, three major river systems and four largest cities. And we explain a bit about farm life.
The also suggest our Common Core reading booklet Journey of the Adventure and other stories
. Here you will find wonderful stories, written at an elementary grade level, about some of the great characters and heroes of Tennessee history.
Booklets can be ordered from Tennessee History for Kids and cost only $2 each.