Rangers to Classrooms
Invite a Park Ranger Into Your Classroom with National Park Service Education Programs
Throughout the entire year Park Rangers are available to visit your classroom or home school organization with interactive lessons that meet grade level standards of the Tennessee State Curriculum.
All of these programs are free of charge.
Kindergarten: Symbols of Tennessee and the United States
Students will learn about some of the symbols of Tennessee, including the state flower and state bird. The Park Ranger will then lead a discussion about some symbols of the United States. The program will conclude with the group constructing their very own symbol of our nation, the Statue of Liberty, with the help of a student volunteer.
First Grade: Your Vote Counts!
Second Grade: The Culture of Tennessee
Third Grade: Our Neighbor, the President
Fifth Grade: Traveling Trunk
Students examine the history of American Government through songs, puzzles and other interactive challenges in this educational trunk. This kit is available for free loan.
Eighth Grade: Andrew Johnson and the Homestead Act
Students will learn about the Homestead Act and Andrew Johnson’s connection to it. Students will then participate in a simulation to find out if they were able to survive the hardships of life on the frontier.
Local group leaders or teachers who would like to sign up for these programs can contact Andrew Johnson National Historic Site at 423-639-3711