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Each week on the Junior Curators blog, we travel back in time to a different place in Tennessee history. Stories may be about a famous person, place or event from Tennessee’s past. They will include things like priceless artifacts, pictures, videos, and even some games. Be sure to better understand the story by answering the questions at the end of each post.
After learning the story, be sure to share what you've learned with your parents, family, or friends. Try making your own exhibit about it, shooting a movie, or writing a story about it. Let your creativity run wild!
by Lauren Grizzard
We want your help to rewrite one of our state songs, Rocky Top! Before we get started, a quick review of some of the words you’ll see:
Adjective: This word is a describing word. Examples: Brave, smelly, funny.
Noun: This word is a person, place, or thing. Examples: Dog, school, pencil.
Verb: This word describes an action. Examples: Jump, laugh, think.
Now that you are all caught up, let’s get started!
If you want to share your performance, we would love to see it! Ask your parents to share your lyrics or performance to the Tennessee State Museum’s social media pages.
The original lyrics to Rocky Top:
Wish that I was on ol' Rocky Top,
down in the Tennessee hills;
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top;
Ain't no telephone bills;
Once I had a girl on Rocky Top;
Half bear, other half cat;
Wild as a mink, but sweet as soda pop,
I still dream about that;
Rocky Top, you'll always be
home sweet home to me;
Good ol' Rocky Top;
Rocky Top, Tennessee;
Rocky Top, Tennessee
To read more about State symbols, click here: https://tnmuseum.org/junior-curators/posts/i-spy-state-symbols
Lauren Grizzard is the Scheduling Coordinator at the Tennessee State Museum.