Alabama Moments in American History
This website provides supplemental materials correlated to the 10th and 11th grade Social Studies Course of Study and the graduation exam. These resources were created in an effort to show how Alabama's history is interwoven with the history of the U. S.
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt - Analyzing Letters
This section contains a series of questions or tasks that ask students to analyze the letters found at this Web Site. Each task stands alone, so you can pick and choose what seems useful to you based on your specific curriculum needs. This lesson plan is one of many found on the New Deal website.
TVA Electricity for All
Lesson plans include analyzing political cartoons, historical documents, and role-playing. This is one of several lesson plans found on the New Deal website.
The Ex-Slave Narratives Lesson Plans
These lessons include slave narratives, analyzing historical documents, and compare/contrast slave experiences using technology and collaborative learning groups.
How the Blues Inspire Writing
The purpose of this unit
is to introduce students to the blues and help them write a blues song.
SEEING AMERICA: Thomas Hart Benton’s Boomtown, 1928
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the WPA/Federal Art Project government agency employed artists in a variety of media and on
a wide range of projects. Benton’s painting was the result of a summer sketching trip that took him to Borger, Texas.
Scottsboro Trial Transcript
Transcript of the Scottsboro Trial in 1931. This trial is the basis for the trial in the book, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Children of the Great Depression
This website provides information and photographs of children and their lives during the Great Depression.
What Is the Blues?
This PBS article is on the the development and impact of the blues.
A Fateful Journey - Scottsboro Map
In 1931, the paths of nine young black men and two young white women converged on the train tracks between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Decatur, Alabama. The criminal trials that resulted would spark the civil rights movement. Follow the journey of the passengers as they boarded the train and met their fates.