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Celebrations In Our State (Alabama)

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Kristin Benson, 

Dr. Cassie Raulston


Clanton Elementary School, 

The University of Montevallo


This podcast highlights different celebrations/events in the state of Alabama. The podcast explains what a celebration is. It also talks about the different activities involved in each celebration/event. It highlights the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Decatur, Alabama, the Shrimp Bowl Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, and the Talladega Race in Talladega, Alabama.

Length: 01:52

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

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
5. Identify historical events and celebrations within the local community and throughout Alabama. (Alabama)
Examples: Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Mardi Gras, Boll Weevil Festival, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Black History Month (Alabama)
  • Differentiating between fact and fiction when sharing stories or retelling events using primary and secondary sources
  • Example: fictional version of Pocahontas compared to an authentic historical account


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