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Carol Pace


Wilson School

Lauderdale County


A brief outline of the life of the notorious Civil War-era outlaw Tom Clark, who terrorized north Alabama.

Length: 3:23

Content Areas: Social Studies

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

SS2010 (4) Alabama Studies
8. Explain Alabama's economic and military role during the Civil War.
Examples: economic—production of iron products, munitions, textiles, and ships
military—provision of military supplies through the Port of Mobile, provision of an armament center at Selma
  • Recognizing military leaders from Alabama during the Civil War
  • Comparing roles of women on the home front and the battlefront during and after the Civil War
  • Explaining economic conditions as a result of the Civil War, including the collapse of the economic structure, destruction of the transportation infrastructure, and high casualty rates
    SS2010 (4) Alabama Studies
    9. Analyze political and economic issues facing Alabama during Reconstruction for their impact on various social groups.
    Examples: political—military rule, presence of Freedmen's Bureau, Alabama's readmittance to the Union
    economic—sharecropping, tenant farming, scarcity of goods and money
  • Interpreting the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
  • Identifying African Americans who had an impact on Alabama during Reconstruction in Alabama
  • Identifying major political parties in Alabama during Reconstruction


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