Students will examine the history of Tennessee, including the cultural, geographic, economic, and political influences upon that history. Students will discuss Tennessee’s indigenous peoples as well as the arrival of Euro-American settlers. Students will analyze and describe the foundation of the state of Tennessee. Students will identify and explain the origins, impact, and aftermath of the Civil War. Students will discuss the rise of a manufacturing economy. Finally, students will examine and discuss the Civil Rights Movement and Tennessee’s modern economy and society.
This course follows the same organization as Section VI from the Tennessee Blue Book. Additionally, all U.S. History courses (i.e., 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 8th grade, and U.S. History) can use the following standards to elaborate on Tennessee history.