A statue of de Soto in downtown Bradenton, Florida.


In the sixth grade, students in Tennessee focus on world history, which makes this a good year to remind kids that Tennesseans have done many things that have changed the world.

Here are some things we recommend for sixth graders:

1) Virtual Tours -- In terms of world history, check out the Cordell Hull Birthplace, the DeSoto National Memorial, the Oak Ridge Museum (AMSE), and In Search of William Walker.

2) Intermediate Civics -- There's never a bad year to learn about how your government works.

3) Advanced Geography -- Read ahead for seventh grade.