Professional Learning Podcast Treasury Lesson Plans Personal Workspace Site Search ALEXville Learning Assets Home Courses of Study

Narrow Results:

Lesson Plans (8) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (1) Textual information containing useful facts or information.


ALEX Lesson Plans


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Social Studies (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Amazing Alabama
Description: Follow along with our roving reporters as they travel Alabama from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the shores of the Gulf Coast.


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 4), or English Language Arts (3 - 4), or Social Studies (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Montgomery Field Trip Tour Book
Description: During this lesson, students explore the functions of our government through the Internet, slideshow presentations, and by visiting Alabama's capital city of Montgomery. Students will use their field trip as a guide to create a tour book of the government in Montgomery.


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Social Studies (3 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: A Divided Nation
Description: Students will explore the sectional differences between the North and the South that ultimately led to the southern secession. Students will learn what is meant by secession and which states seceded, the country they formed, its capital, and whom they elected president. Students will create a PowerPoint Presentation, a brochure, and possibly a newsletter using computer software presenting information they have learned.


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Social Studies (3 - 4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: State Jeopardy - How Much Do You Know About My State?
Description: This lesson is a distance learning collaborative project involving another school. Each school will do research on the other school's state and be able to answer questions about that state posed by the other school. Students learn not only about another state, but about their own in formulating questions to stump their opponents.


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: English Language Arts (4), or English Language Arts (4), or Social Studies (3 - 4), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: A Tour of Birmingham: WebQuest
Description: This inquiry-based project will provide opportunities for students to learn about the history of Birmingham. Students will discover the variety tourist attractions in Birmingham, Alabama.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details

Subject: Social Studies - Geography - Social Studies - State History - Social Studies - United States History
Title: Sharing Your Town's History     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students are introduced to the concept of historic preservation and asked to find out about places of historic significance in their town. Students create pamphlets or Web pages that showcase some of these places. Ideally, they try to get their pamphlets distributed to the community or have local organizations link to their Web pages.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 3,4,5



ALEX Podcasts


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Alabama State Capitol
Overview:
Many Alabama fourth graders tour our capitol each year.  The purpose of this podcast is to provide background knowledge to these students before they visit the capitol.  It contains illustrations, photographs, and narration that describe elements of the capitol. it also contains a brief and basic history of the building itself.


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Landmarks of Montgomery
Overview:
This podcast was created by a fourth grade class on a field trip to the capital of Alabama.  The podcast visits some of Montgomery's well-known landmarks.


Web Resources


Lesson Plans


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Discrimination
http://www.pbs.org/n...
This activity teaches the definition of discrimination in a way that is relatable for small children. Students will then talk about Civil Rights and how African Americans were discriminated. Teacher will check for understanding with a game from the lesson plan fair and unfair.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Civil Rights
http://global.wisc.e...
This teaching guide helps teachers guide students through the civil rights movement.

Podcasts


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Lunch Counter and Freedom Riders
http://www.teachertu...
This is a Civil Rights Museum exhibit on the lunch counter and freedom riders.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Eyes on the Prize
http://www.teachertu...
This is a video clip of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of the Civil Rights Movement.

Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
http://www.teachertu...
This documentary demonstrates the mistreatment of African Americans between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement.

Informational Materials


Save to ALEX | Share Share | Show Details
Alabama African American History Calendar Project
http://alafricanamer...
Events in history help complete the understanding of African American history. This website provides a month-by-month outline of historic dates relevant to Alabama African American history offers readers a perspective that compliments the biographical data on African American leaders. This timeline view helps complete the picture of the African American impact on Alabama and United States history. A free, downloadable calendar with historic events from African American history can also be found on this site.

Alabama Virtual Library
Alabama Virtual Library

Hosted by Alabama Supercomputer Authority
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Malone Family Foundation
The Malone Family Foundation
Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity
Best of the Web

Web Design by: Digital Mason LLC