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TN History for KidsINARS

To help students, teachers and parents through this awful pandemic, Tennessee History for Kids has created a series of webinars called KidsINARS.

Some will explain the TN History for Kids organization, our booklets and our website, but most will be content-specific.

So far we have uploaded:

1. Hold Onto Your Juice Box: The Three Rivers of Tennessee

This fun KidsINAR targets students of ALL ages and covers the basics about the Tennessee, Cumberland and Mississippi RIvers.

Click here for the webinar and here for the quiz.

2. A Turtle Can Explain It: The Three Grand Divisions of Tennessee

This fun KidsINAR targets students of ALL ages and covers the basics about East, Middle and West Tennessee.

Click here for the webinar, here for the quiz.

3. Tennessee's Bloody Road to Statehood

This two-part KidsINAR covers the violent era when settlers moved onto the Tennessee frontier. It explains how the Revolutionary War, migration to Middle Tennessee, Lost State of Franklin, creation of the Southwest Territory, Treaty of the Holston, Nickajack Expedition and statehood were connected, and it is intended for students fifth grade and older.

Click here for Part One of Tennessee's Bloody Road to Statehood, here for the vocabulary list, and here for the quiz.

Click here for Part Two of Tennessee's Bloody Road to Statehood, here for the vocabulary list, and here for the quiz.

A scene from Tree Trunks and Cotton Bolls
PHOTO: Maury County Historical Society

4. Tree Trunks and Cotton Bolls: The Rise of Tennessee Towns

This KidsINAR takes a look at how two industries (lumber and cotton) helped create medium-sized towns all over Tennessee. Click here for the KidsINAR and here for the quiz that goes along with it.

5. Railroads, Factories and Flour Mills: The Rise of Tennessee's Cities

A followup to the rise of Tennessee towns, this KidsINAR takes a fascinating look at just how much railroads created Tennessee's four largest cities. Click here for the KidsINAR and here for its quiz.

6. Tennessee's 12 Greatest Historical Places

From Shiloh to Sycamore Shoals, from the Cumberland Gap to Lookout Mountain, History Bill goes on a wild, fascinating trip through Tennessee.

Click here for the video and here for the quiz.

Rhea's 1832 map of Tennessee

7. Mountains, Mines and Mills: The Greatest Primary Source in Tennessee History

This fascinating webinar is about Matthew Rhea's 1832 map of Tennessee. It targets students fifth grade and older.

Click here for Part One of Mountains, Mines and Mills and here for the quiz that goes along with Part One.

Click here for Part Two of Mountains, Mines and Mills and here for the quiz that goes along with Part Two.

Click here for Part Three of Mountains Mines and Mills and here for the quiz that goes along with Part Three.

A scene from Slavery in Tennessee

8. Slavery in Tennessee

This is a sobering half-hour long presentation about what newspaper advertising PROVES about slavery in Tennessee, and targets students from eighth grade and older. (It is NOT intended for elementary school students!) Click here for a pdf quiz about Slavery in Tennessee.

9. Standards and Standards: The TN History for Kids Booklets

An explanation of the 20 or so booklet titles that TN History for Kids produces.

10. People, Counties, Virtual Tours and Videos: The Tennessee History for Kids Website (Part One)

A guided tour through the HISTORY parts of this website.

11. Constitutions, Taxes and Borders: The Tennessee History for Kids Website (Part Two)

A guided tour through the CIVICS and GEOGRAPHY parts of this website.

12. An Introduction to TN History for Kids

(A 12-minute KidsINAR that explains what Tennessee History for Kids does.)

Dear Folks:

The purpose of the KidsINARS is to give parents and teachers a way to teach fascinating Tennessee history lessons to their students outside of the classroom.

The KidsINARS are not intended to replace the website or the booklets. In fact, it is not our intention to create KidsINARS that will cover all the social studies standards, but rather to amplify the standards and make students realize just how fascinating Tennessee history, geography and civics really is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you like the KidsINARS, please check out our booklets by clicking here.