History and Genealogy

DocsBox: 4th Grade Review

4th Grade Review – Geared towards 4th Grade Content Our review DocsBoxes serve as a great way to review 4th grade content in preparation for standardized tests or a hands-on way to assess students’ prior knowledge. The 4th grade review DocsBox features primary sources from every content era in the Tennessee social studies academic standards.

DocsBox: 5th Grade, Part 1 Review DocsBox

5th Grade, Part 1 Review – Geared Towards 5th grade. Our review DocsBoxes serve as a great way to review the first half of the 5th grade content in preparation for standardized tests or a hands-on way to assess students’ prior knowledge. Each Review DocsBox includes several sets of primary sources that cover the topics referenced in the Tennessee state standards for social studies.

DocsBox: 5th Grade, Part 2 Review DocsBox

5th Grade, Part 2 Review – Geared Towards 5th grade. Our review DocsBoxes serve as a great way to review the second half of the 5th grade content in preparation for standardized tests or a hands-on way to assess students’ prior knowledge. Each Review DocsBox includes several sets of primary sources that cover the topics referenced in the Tennessee state standards for social studies.

DocsBox: 8th Grade Review

8th Grade Review – Geared towards 8th Grade Content Our review DocsBoxes serve as a great way to review the 8th grade content in preparation for standardized tests or a hands-on way to assess students’ prior knowledge. The 8th grade review DocsBox features primary sources from every content era in the Tennessee social studies academic standards.

DocsBox: Civil Rights

Civil Rights – Geared Towards High School. Our Civil Rights DocsBox investigates the various efforts and perspectives of Tennesseans who participated in the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-twentieth century. Students will explore primary and secondary sources available from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and related three-dimensional objects. Topics include the Nashville sit-ins, Tent Cities, school integration, demonstrations, boycotts, and more.

DocsBox: Civil War

Civil War – Geared Towards Upper-Elementary and Middle School. Our Civil War DocsBox is packed full of great historical reproduction materials to give your students a hands-on approach to learning about the Civil War and its impact on Tennessee. Through physical materials like a pair of soldier’s Brogans to letters, photographs, and diaries, students will dig deeper into their Civil War curriculum. Investigative topics in this box includes the election of 1860, battle statistics, daily life for a soldier, the aftermath of battle, United States Colored Troops, as well as women’s involvement in the war.

DocsBox: 1920s

1920s – Geared Towards Elementary School. The 1920s DocsBox highlights some of the crowning achievements and scandals of the 1920s through the investigation of primary sources, media, and three-dimensional objects. Topics analyzed in this box include new technological appliances for the home, Prohibition, the emergence of automobiles, and 1920s pop culture.

DocsBox: World War I

World War I – Geared Towards Middle and High School. Students will expand their knowledge of World War I through the use of primary sources, media, and reproductions. Classrooms will analyze the effects of new technology in warfare, read entries from Tennessee soldiers who witnessed these new weapons first-hand, and learn about Alvin York’s heroic efforts and how Tennesseans memorialize him today.

DocsBox: World War II

World War II – Geared Towards Upper-Elementary School. High School teachers consult lesson plan prior to booking box. During World War II, more than 300,000 men and women from Tennessee served in the armed forces. In addition to the support provided by Tennessee to our nation’s armed forces, the Volunteer State also lived up to its name in its action on the Homefront. From scrap drives and war bonds to rationing and victory gardens, Tennesseans sacrificed, saved, and served. The activities in this box will walk participants through daily life on the Homefront during WWII, in the hopes of providing them with varying perspectives, as well as a greater understanding of the sacrifices made by the greatest generation.

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