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.

1878 Memphis Yellow Fever Epidemic Teacher Packet


Standards: 5.26, 8.90, US.2

Key Words: yellow fever, mosquitoes, Memphis, quarantine, Martyrs of Memphis

Ku Klux Klan in Tennessee Teacher Packet


Standards: 5.23, 8.86

Key Words: Ku Klux Klan, Pulaski TN, Reconstruction, freedmen, Nathan Bedford Forrest, voting rights, Radical Republicans

Tennessee's Constitutional Convention of 1870 and the Election of African-American Legislators Teacher Packet

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Standards: 5.24, 5.26, 8.90, U.S.2

Key Words:  1870 Constitution, segregation, Jim Crow laws, William Brownlow, Andrew Johnson, Sampson Keeble