Middle School Tennessee History



Contact:
Gabrielle Jones
gabriellednr@gmail.com

Course Time:
This course is offered on Thursdays.


Course Recommendations:

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

  • If you desire your child to take a history class in a year other than suggested,
    please speak with the tutor or a member of the Academic Affairs Committee.




Course 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 for $10.
    (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.



Course 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.
     



Course Homework Requirements:

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



Grading:

  • 20%  class participation

  • 20%  homework

  • 20%  test & map quizzes

  • 40%  projects & presentations



Course Supplies:

  • 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.

 

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