Knoxville elementary students ‘weave’ history through learning about flags

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – South Knoxville Elementary School third grade students in Susan Parker’s class stepped into Knoxville’s Historic Blount Mansion virtually to see history in a new way.

“I’m learning more about the flags and some more culture,” said India Matthews, a third-grade student in Parker’s class.

“It makes me feel good because I didn’t know as much about our history,” said Sawyer Howard, another third-grade student.

They learned social studies with a spin.

Parker said, “It really is important for Tennessee history. We look at the three grand divisions. So they were able to see today how that fit into our flag.”

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