Hey, all you Tennessee first grade teachers! Have you had trouble finding materials to use when teaching the famous Tennesseans on your standards? I have, so I did something about it. I created this unit to supplement my instruction. It can be used in two ways. One option is to use each page independently. The second option, and the way I intend to use it, is to create a year-long book for students to access all year long.
I plan to copy the pages front and back to create a yearlong workbook of sorts. The next page includes a cover page for the book. I am thinking that I will do a directed drawing of the Tennessee flag on the backside of the cover. The next pages will be copied so that the text is on the front and the matching web is on the back. This will be done for all 10 Tennesseans. Then, I plan to add blank pages to the end of the book. After students create the timelines, they will be glued into the book for safe keeping. Finally, the reflection pages will be at the end of the book.
I hope you find this to be timesaving and useful.
This unit is correlated with the Tennessee Social Studies curriculum for first grade: Tennessee’s Place in America. It is specifically aligned with the following standard:
1.43 Through the use of drawings, discussions, or writings, express reasons the contributions made from these Tennessee leaders were important in the development of the state: Nancy Ward, John Sevier, Sam Houston, Sam Davis, Casey Jones, Austin Peay, Anne Dallas Dudley, Cordell Hull, Cornelia Fort, and Diane Nash.