West Harpeth Christian Tutorial Welcome to WHCT

Course Time:
  • This course is offered on Thursdays.

Course Recommendations:

  • TN History is recommended for 6th-7th grade students. 

Text:  (No Purchase Required)  

  • Exploring Tennessee: The Story of Tennessee   -by Ray and Charlene Notgrass
    ISBN  1933410043

    Please note: The students do NOT need to purchase any texts for this class.
    WHCT will have them available to rent for the year via the $10 lab fee.
    (The book is out of print and the school has purchased the books to ensure all students have a copy.
    Students are expected to return the books in good condition.)

Course Description:

We will be exploring the people, places, events, ideas, and issues that have shaped Tennessee into the state it is today.

We will take 2-4 field trips that will help enrich our study, taste foods eaten during specific time periods,
and have several presentations to ensure understanding of the material.

In addition, we will practice note-taking skills.

Class Time:

  • We will spend our class time discussing the information covered in each lesson,
    watch PowerPoint presentations to help understand the material,
    as well as discuss homework and student presentations.  

Homework Requirements:

  • Weekly assignments should take 2-3 hours to complete,
    with projects requiring additional time.  


  • 20%  class participation
  • 20%  homework
  • 20%  test & map quizzes
  • 40%  projects & presentations


  • textbook (to be rented from WHCT)
  • one-inch, three-ring binder
  • lined paper
  • colored pencils for maps

**Summer Assignment:
   One chapter of reading and a study guide will be due the first day of class.