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This podcast is part of the series: Living Museum Podcasting Project: Famous Americans come to life!
Vestavia Hills City Schools,
Vestavia Hills Elementary East
This podcast is the final project of an in depth research project on Famous Americans. Each student chose which famous American to research. They all read a biography, researched their person using the AVL or other online resources and wrote a 1-2 page report. On a designated day, our "Living Museum" was opened and these characters came to life. Each child dressed as their famous American and came to school to give a speech to friends and family about the important events of their life. We hope you enjoy this podcast and learn more about the life of Dolley Madison!
Content Areas: English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology Education
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
|SS2010 (1) Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State || |
6. Compare ways individuals and groups in the local community and state lived in the past to how they live today. (Alabama) Identifying past and present forms of communication
Examples: past—letter, radio, rotary-dial telephone
present—e-mail, television, cellular telephone Identifying past and present types of apparel Identifying past and present types of technology
Examples: past—record player, typewriter, wood-burning stove
present—compact diskette (CD) and digital video diskette (DVD) players, video cassette recorder (VCR), computer, microwave oven Identifying past and present types of recreation
Examples: past—marbles, hopscotch, jump rope
present—video games, computer games Identifying past and present primary sources
Examples: past—letters, newspapers
present—e-mail, Internet articles
|SS2010 (2) Living and Working Together in State and Nation || |
2. Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values, including equality, justice, and responsibility for the common good. Recognizing our country's founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, John Adams, John Hancock, and James Madison Recognizing historical female figures, including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe Describing the significance of national holidays, including the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; the Fourth of July; Veterans Day; and Thanksgiving Day Describing the history of American symbols and monuments
Examples: Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty, bald eagle, United States flag, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial