The Early Republic

Student Packet

Lesson 1 Tennessee Becomes a State

SPI

4.5.10 Recognize the accomplishments that John Sevier contributed to Tennessee history (i.e., State of Franklin’s one and only governor, Tennessee’s first governor, United Stated Congressman, soldier).

Houghton Mifflin Social Studies Textbook pages 266-269

Tennessee History for Kids http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/people/john_sevier

Lesson 2 Louisiana Purchase / Lewis and Clark

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4.5.13 Analyze how the Louisiana Purchase influenced the growth of the United States (i.e., increased size, encouraged expansion, increased natural resources).

4.5.9 Determine the influence Lewis and Clark’s expedition had on westward expansion.

United Streaming

Online Activities

Lesson 3 War of 1812 & The National Anthem

United Streaming

Lesson 4 The Northwest Territory/ Andrew Jackson / The Trail of Tears

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4.5.2 Identify major Tennessee political leaders (i.e., Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, James Polk, Sequoia, David Crockett, Nancy Ward

4.5.12 Read and interpret a passage about the Trail of Tears.

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Lesson 5 The Fight for Texas

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4.5.2 Identify major Tennessee political leaders (i.e., Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, James Polk, Sequoia, David Crockett, Nancy Ward).

Brain Pop

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Tennessee History for Kids Video http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/video/thfk-11-the_alamo.mov

Lesson 6 The Gold Rush