Growth of the New Nation Teaching Materials

 ETHS Teaching Materials:  ETHS Teaching Materials are student-friendly essays and classroom activities developed by ETHS staff.  The essays and activities are designed based on the Tennessee Social Studies Standards. The downloadable teacher packets also include primary sources and images when available.

Natchez Trace & the Jackson Purchase

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Standards: 4.53, 8.39

Key Words: Natchez Trace, Jackson Purchase, Andrew Jackson, Chickasaw

New Madrid Earthquake Teacher Packet

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Standards: 4.52, 8.54

Key Words:  New Madrid, Reelfoot Lake, Eliza Bryan

The Battle of Horseshoe Bend

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Standards: 4.51, 4.53, 8.43

Key Words: Andrew Jackson, Horseshoe Bend, Creeks, War of 1812, Sam Houston, volunteers

 William Blount, Southwest Territory and Tennessee Statehood

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Standards: 4.45, 8.39

Key Words: William Blount, John Sevier, Rocky Mount, Treaty of Holston, Cumberland Gap