Issue: # 6January 2011
Highlights this month include:
  • Alabama History Education Initiative Lesson Plans
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Online Resources
  • Museum in the Mornings Activities
  • History at Home Activities

January Lesson Plans 


We are posting five NEW lesson plans for January.  This month, we have a series of lesson plans on Birmingham and the Civil Rights Movement created by our consultants for the Alabama History Education Initiative, Rebecca Gregory and Bonnie Shanks. Also, we have a lesson about Benjamin Sterling Turner, the first African American to represent Alabama in the U. S. House of Representatives during Reconstruction, written by Rebecca Campbell who teaches at Uniontown Elementary School in Perry County.


**Remember, we are looking for your comments and suggestions about the lesson plans.  A Feedback button is located at the bottom of the lesson plan index for your convenience.


Free Electronic Field Trip for 5th and 10th Grade Students


Alabama Public Television is offering its first FREE, LIVE electronic field trip to Mount Vernon on February 17, 2010.  


Registration is REQUIRED for participation. 

(Early Registrants will receive advance curriculum materials online and e-mail updates!)




Professional Development Opportunities



National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute(Applications Due on March 15, 2011)


Gilder Lehrman 

Summer Seminars(Applications Due on Feb. 1, 2011) 


Online Resources 


(Provides teachers and students with positions on current controversial issues 

Digital History

(Provides teachers and students with primary sources, an interactive timeline and multimedia on topics in U.S. History.)

(Provides teachers and students with lesson plans, simulations, and games using economic concepts.)
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 Other Educator News:  

History at Home activities for January highlight Alabama's part in space exploration.  Activities and activity sheets can be used at home or in the classroom. 


Join us at the Archives on Saturday, February 12, 2010 for Museum in the Mornings from 9:00-11:00.  In February, we will be making a Mardi Gras masks. This is a FREE activity. 


Did you know that the first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama? 


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