Lesson Plans

History You Can Touch: Lesson Plans on Historic Preservation

As part of National Preservation Month, Knox Heritage, the Knoxville Junior League, and Knox County Schools unveiled new educational lesson plans that showcase historic preservation within our community.

Knox Heritage’s “History You Can Touch” lesson plans incorporate a historic preservation component into the social studies curricula for 5th, 8th, and 11th grade students. Working with Knox County Social Studies and the Knoxville Junior League, Knox Heritage created five lessons about historic preservation that correspond to the existing social studies curriculum from each grade. The objective of this program is to give history a ‘familiar face’ and show how the preservation of Knoxville area historic buildings and important places enrich the understanding of the community and provide a sense of place for its citizens.

“History You Can Touch” features the following topics: Knoxville Leaders, The Civil War, Industrialism, The New Deal, and Country Music in Knoxville. These plans complement the existing Knox County Schools’ social studies units with similar titles. Each contains a PowerPoint presentation, a lesson plan with discussion questions and enrichment projects, and a teacher resource guide. You can download each complete unit below.

Lesson Plan PDFs