Issue: # 9April 2011
Highlights this month include:

April Lesson Plans 


We are posting five NEW lesson plans for April submitted by teachers.  The Great Depression, the women of the Civil Rights movement and an examination of the political life of George C. Wallace are featured this month.  Check out the names of the authors to see if they work in your school or school system!


**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.


Trekking Through History
Traveling Backpacks
Available August, 2011
In the past, teachers have asked us about borrowing our discovery boxes to use in their classrooms.  To answer these requests, we have developed Trekking Through History Traveling Backpacks of 6 of our most popular discovery boxes that are full of hands-on artifacts, activities for your class, DVDs, and a CD of the digital files of the activities that is yours to keep!  Through a generous grant from our support group, the Friends of the Alabama Archives, you will only pay $10.00 for the shipping of the backpack.  Because we have a limited number of these, you will want to make your reservations early. Reservations will begin August, 2011.  These are the available Trekking Through History Traveling Backpacks:
  • Archaeology
  • Cotton
  • Civil War
  • Flight and Space
  • Southeastern Indians
  • Statehood and Symbols



Professional Development Opportunities


Alabama Humanities Foundation:


SUPER Institutes for Teachers  


2011 Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarship



Online Resources


Mapping Alabama!  


 (Provides teachers and students with an online, map exhibit taken from the collections of the ADAH.  Writing exercises, rubrics,  and classroom activities are included.)



 Becoming Alabama Activity Booklet and Events List for Children


(Provides teachers and students with activities to use in the commemoration of three major events in United States and Alabama history.  A list of events is hyperlinked for additional information.



Please note: Teachers should research all of the above resources to determine appropriateness for their students.
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Other Educator News:  

Make a Pine Burr Quilt square!  This is the official quilt of Alabama and the pattern is available as our History at Home activity. 

Join us at the Archives on Saturday, May 14, 2010 for Museum in the Mornings from 9:00-11:00.  In May, we will be creating papel picados! This is a FREE activity. 
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