ADAH Educator Newsletter Jan. 2011
Issue: # 6
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.
- Birmingham, 1963: Spring Jubilation, Part I (created by Rebecca Gregory and Bonnie Shanks, Consultants for the Alabama History Education Initiative)
- Birmingham, 1963: Spring Jubilation, Part II (created by Rebecca Gregory and Bonnie Shanks, Consultants for the Alabama History Education Initiative)
- Beyond Birmingham, Summer 1963 (created by Rebecca Gregory and Bonnie Shanks, Consultants for the Alabama History Education Initiative)
- Birmingham, Fall 1963 (created by Rebecca Gregory and Bonnie Shanks, Consultants for the Alabama History Education Initiative)
- An African American Represents Alabama during Reconstruction (created by Rebecca Campbell, Uniontown Elementary School, Perry County Schools)
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)
Summer Seminars(Applications Due on Feb. 1, 2011)
(Provides teachers and students with positions on current controversial issues)
(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.)
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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Phone: (334) 242-4435
Web site: http://www.archives.alabama.gov
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