ALEX Resources

Narrow Results:
Lesson Plans (1) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Classroom Resources (7)


ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (4) 16 :
16 ) Describe patterns of Earth's features on land and in the ocean using data from maps (e.g., topographic maps of Earth's land and ocean floor; maps of locations of mountains, continental boundaries, volcanoes, and earthquakes).

[SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
Subject: Science (4), or Social Studies (4)
Title: A Study of the Physical Regions of Alabama
Description:

In this lesson, students will learn the characteristics of the five geographic regions of Alabama by researching the regions using maps, the Internet, and books. The students will also make a salt dough map depicting Alabama’s land regions.

This lesson was created as a part of the Alabama History Education Initiative, funded by a generous grant from the Malone Family Foundation in 2009.

Author Information: Ivy Murry and DeShaundra Johnson (Cohort 1: 2009-2010); Holly Hill Elementary and Hall-Kent; Elementary Enterprise City Schools and Homewood City Schools;  Enterprise, AL and Homewood, AL




ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
Subject: Social Studies (4)
Title: Migration Definition for Kids
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-GJ_U8sYOI
Description:

This video explains the meaning of migration. Migration is moving from one place to another as it relates to animals and/or people moving from one place to another seasonally. This video can be used before teaching about types of migrations and population changes. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
Subject: Social Studies (4)
Title: The Road Ruckus Continues/Alabama Highways & Byways
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/highways-road-ruckus/road-ruckus-continues-video-alabama-highways-and-byways/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn about the development of a transportation system in Alabama, which first included river towns, then upland towns serving as railroad stops, and then highway towns as roads were built to connect the shortest distance between places. Politics and highway construction have gone hand in hand as elected officials made decisions about where roads would be built and how monies would be spent. President Eisenhower established the Interstate System and automobile travel became the major source of transportation for people and goods.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
Subject: Social Studies (4)
Title: Highway Safety: Take Back Our Roads/Alabama Highways & Byways
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/highways-roads-safety/highway-safety-take-back-our-roads-video-alabama-highways-and-byways/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn about the development of a highway and byway system leads to growth and prosperity in Alabama, but with the amount of traffic on the roadways comes the rise in highway related accidents and death. National and State safety boards and law enforcement personnel work to make the highways safer and laws are enacted to make road travel less of a risk.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
Subject: Social Studies (4)
Title: Where Are We Going? The Good and Bad of Transportation/Alabama Highways and Byways
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/highways-good-bad-transportation/good-and-bad-of-transportation-video-alabama-highways-and-byways/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn as the growth of the automobile industry continued and more and more people purchased cars, a system of good highways was in demand. United States legislators and senators became involved in passing bills to establish federal highways and to provide monies for the construction and maintenance of those roads. This boom in the building of new roadways led to both good and bad practices and called for innovative ways to raise money to match the demand.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
Subject: Social Studies (4)
Title: Rivers, Rails, and Automobiles/Alabama Highways & Byways
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/highways-rivers-rails/rivers-rails-automobiles-video-alabama-highways-and-byways/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn that using the old Native American trails, white settlers to Alabama begin the first transportation system in the state. Early roads were simply dirt paths widened for wagons and animals. Later corduroy and plank roads covered the dirt helping to eliminate the muddy conditions that followed the rain. River transportation and the first railroads also played a large part in the growth of Alabama’s transportation during this time. The invention of the automobile caused a revolution in the transportation world and increased the need for a better highway system.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 3 :
3 ) Use various primary sources, including calendars and timelines, for reconstructing the past.

Examples: historical letters, stories, interviews with elders, photographs, maps, artifacts

[SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
Subject: Social Studies (2 - 4)
Title: Clip 2: Moundville
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/dfd5a6cf-1e70-42e8-a240-a9e8fa257058/moundville/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students will be led on a historical adventure. After jumping through the portal into this world, the kids go on an adventure to learn more about Moundville, one of the largest Native American towns ever built.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 3 :
3 ) Use various primary sources, including calendars and timelines, for reconstructing the past.

Examples: historical letters, stories, interviews with elders, photographs, maps, artifacts

[SS2010] ALA (4) 1 :
1 ) Compare historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama on thematic maps, including weather and climate, physical-relief, waterway, transportation, political, economic development, land-use, and population maps.

•  Describing types of migrations as they affect the environment, agriculture, economic development, and population changes in Alabama
[SS2010] ALA (4) 2 :
2 ) Relate reasons for European exploration and settlement in Alabama to the impact of European explorers on trade, health, and land expansion in Alabama.

•  Locating on maps European settlements in early Alabama, including Fort Condé, Fort Toulouse, and Fort Mims
•  Tracing on maps and globes, the routes of early explorers of the New World, including Juan Ponce de León, Hernando de Soto, and Vasco Núñez de Balboa
•  Explaining reasons for conflicts between Europeans and American Indians in Alabama from 1519 to 1840, including differing beliefs regarding land ownership, religion, and culture
[SS2010] ALA (4) 3 :
3 ) Explain the social, political, and economic impact of the War of 1812, including battles and significant leaders of the Creek War, on Alabama.

Examples: social—adoption of European culture by American Indians, opening of Alabama land for settlement

political—forced relocation of American Indians, labeling of Andrew Jackson as a hero and propelling him toward Presidency

economic—acquisition of tribal land in Alabama by the United States

•  Explaining the impact of the Trail of Tears on Alabama American Indians' lives, rights, and territories
[SS2010] ALA (4) 5 :
5 ) Describe Alabama's entry into statehood and establishment of its three branches of government and the constitutions.

•  Explaining political and geographic reasons for changes in location of Alabama's state capital
•  Recognizing roles of prominent political leaders during early statehood in Alabama, including William Wyatt Bibb, Thomas Bibb, Israel Pickens, William Rufus King, and John W. Walker
Subject: Social Studies (2 - 4)
Title: Archaeology Adventures: Early Alabama History (Full Episode)
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/2ea3cc35-603f-46a1-9e1c-b493bba82503/archaeology-adventures-early-alabama-history/
Description:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, three young kids venture outside their 2-D animated world to learn about early Alabama history for their upcoming school report. Aided by their hyper-intelligent robotic friend Roto and a magical portal, they visit some of Alabama’s historic sites to learn about Native American societies, early settlers, and the beginning of Alabama’s statehood. With the help of local archaeologists and historians, they just might make it back home in time to get to school and turn in their report!



ALEX Classroom Resources: 7

Go To Top of page