School Programs

Heritage Classroom

The Heritage Classroom was started more than 30 years ago. The program is a free educational program, produced by the Heritage Foundation, designed to help students learn more about historic preservation and local history. Our goal is to reach at least 1,500 public, private and home-schooled students each year. We do this through in-classroom programs, virtual programs and field trips.

In-Class Programs

Traveling Trunks:

Coming Soon! Traveling Trunks are a part of the newly created resource lending program from the Heritage Foundation. Our traveling trunks are packed full of resource-rich content that will deliver an immersive experience. Through touch, technology, sight and sound, our traveling trunks create a dynamic sensory environment as well as a critical thinking experience. Our traveling trunks program is a free resource to all young learners and their teachers and may be sent to libraries, schools, community centers and additional learning sites for a two–week lending period, with the option to renew. All costs, including shipping are covered, however, we do ask that all users have access to a FedEx shipping office and delivery system.

Trunks In-Process:
“Family Life on the Frontier”
“Imagining the Industrial Revolution”

Where We Live:

A PowerPoint presentation of Williamson County’s earliest history, from the Native Americans to early settlers in the 20th century.

Thingamajiggies:

Students will examine objects from the past as they try to figure out what they were used for, why they’re no longer used, and what has taken their place.

Traveling Trunks:

Coming Soon! Traveling Trunks are a part of the newly created resource lending program from the Heritage Foundation. Our traveling trunks are packed full of resource-rich content that will deliver an immersive experience. Through touch, technology, sight and sound, our traveling trunks create a dynamic sensory environment as well as a critical thinking experience. Our traveling trunks program is a free resource to all young learners and their teachers and may be sent to libraries, schools, community centers and additional learning sites for a two–week lending period, with the option to renew. All costs, including shipping are covered, however, we do ask that all users have access to a FedEx shipping office and delivery system.

Trunks In-Process:
“Family Life on the Frontier”
“Imagining the Industrial Revolution”

Where We Live:

A PowerPoint presentation of Williamson County’s earliest history, from the Native Americans to early settlers in the 20th century.

Thingamajiggies:

Students will examine objects from the past as they try to figure out what they were used for, why they’re no longer used, and what has taken their place.

FIELD TRIP:

A WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN

On a 90-minute stroll through downtown Franklin, students will learn about Franklin’s founding through its Civil War years and into the 20th century. Students will see historic buildings, hear about brave and interesting people and get a sense of how the City has evolved over time. The tour includes stops at a local doctor’s office, the home of a Confederate spy, the land of a very enterprising former slave and a church with Tiffany stained-glass windows.

VIRTUAL TRAVELING TRUNKS

Coming Soon!
“Family Life on the Frontier”
“Imagining the Industrial Revolution”

TEACHER RESOURCES

Coming Soon!

Our teacher resources are designed to be on the leading edge of your collection experience, professional development opportunities and future teacher fellowships.

Explore all the upcoming Heritage Foundation of Williamson County-created curriculum resources and materials, which align with the Tennessee Standards and contain lesson plans and primary sources, including maps, documents, photographs, objects and much more!