5th Grade Tennessee History and English Language Arts
Created by Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU
This is an adaptation for 5th Grade of the high school lesson plan, "Education Reform During the Progressive Era and the Rosenwald Schools of the American South"
In unit one of the WWII Homefront In Tennessee curriculum, learn about how key New Deal programs created infrastructure that was vital to the war effort and had widespread impacts on life in the state. The unit includes activities, historical background, and resources.
In unit two of the WWII Homefront in Tennessee curriculum, explore the contributions and sacrifices of average civilians as the nation shifted its economic attention to supporting the war effort. The unit includes activities, historical background, and resources.
In unit three of the WWII Homefront in TN, explore how the state was used for a variety of military purposes from housing POWs to training soldiers. The unit includes activities, historical background, and resources.
In the final unit of the WWII Homefront in TN, explore the widespread changes and impact that the war effort had on Tennessee’s economy; the role of Tennessean Cordell Hull in the formation of the United Nations; Governor Prentice Cooper’s 1944 Committee on Postwar Rehabilitation of Veterans; the Columbia Race Riot of 1946; and postwar urbanization, industry, and education.