HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — In Sumner County, teachers are having a roundtable discussion with those behind a new curriculum they're using to help students better understand national and world issues.
The Knowledge Matters Campaign has been visiting with educators at several schools in the district
They're learning how elementary students are responding to the curriculum that addresses topics like immigration and the Civil War.
Leaders say this new way of teaching has been helping improve reading skills.
"Reading comprehension isn't something that's these isolated skills like find main idea and so forth it's really making meaning out of text and so the more you know about the world, the more you're more likely to do that," Barbara Davidson, executive director of the Knowledge Matters Campaign, said.
The executive director says schools across Tennessee are going to be using this new curriculum in the future as well.