Education Outreach: Primary Sources

Land, People, and Exploration
Colonial America and the War for Independence
Developing a New Nation
Growth of the Republic
Civil War and Reconstruction
Rise of Industrial America
Progressive Era and World War II
The 1920s and the Great Depression
World War II
Modern United States

Click on the buttons above to explore primary sources by historical era. You’ll find primary sources tagged by subject and by the Tennessee Department of Education’s social studies content standards. When you click on a “subject” or a “content standard number”, the search will take you directly to primary sources that meet that specific subject or standard.

Questions on how to use this website? Email us at education.tsla@tn.gov.