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Using Papel Picado to make the Alabama State Flag

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This podcast is part of the series: Hands On Gallery


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Papel Picado is a Mexican Folk Art technique.  Use this technique to create your own Alabama State Flag.

Length: 2:19

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (1) Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
3. Recognize leaders and their roles in the local community and state. (Alabama)
  • Describing roles of public officials, including mayor and governor (Alabama)
  • Identifying on a map Montgomery as the capital of the state of Alabama (Alabama)
    SS2010 (8) World History to 1500
    14. Describe key aspects of pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas including the Olmecs, Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, and North American tribes.
    Examples: pyramids, wars among pre-Columbian people, religious rituals, irrigation, Iroquois Confederacy
  • Locating on a map sites of pre-Columbian cultures
  • Examples: Maya, Inca, Inuit, Creek, Cherokee


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