KINDERGARTEN

Most kindergarteners are learning how to read. But parents and teachers can still use Tennessee History for Kids to teach a kindergarten student. Use this site to plan a family trip, or a field trip, to a historic place in Tennessee. Some places, such as the Cumberland Gap, the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Burgess Falls, and the Harpeth River State Historic Park, make great trips for kids this age. You might also consider taking your child or group of students to a living history event at a place such as Shiloh, Fort Loudoun, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, or The Hermitage (we strongly recommend scheduling your visit around a living history event.) Young kids can have a lot of fun at a living history event, and they'll absorb more than you might realize.

If you take them to a battle reenactment of some kind, just tell them that it isn't real, OK?