ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 11 :
11 ) Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.

Examples: American Indian legends, African-American stories, tall tales, stories of folk heroes

[ARTS] VISA (2) 2 :
2) Explore personal interests and curiosities with a range of art materials.

a. Create two-dimensional art.

Examples: Paper-weaving, drawing, and resist painting.

Use book about weaving, The Goat in the Rug by Charles L. Blood & Martin Link.

b. Create three-dimensional art.

Examples: Clay animals and pipe cleaner sculptures.

Use a book about clay, When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor.

Subject: Social Studies (2), Arts Education (2)
Title: Explore Pueblo Pots
URL: https://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/pueblo/pueblo_explore.pdf
Description:

This is a hands-on learning activity where students learn the meaning of imagery by examining images on two Pueblo pots and reading short excerpts from Native American folklore. They will design their own pots by creating symbols and explaining the meaning of the symbols.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 7 :
7 ) Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. [RL.2.7]

[ELA2015] (4) 1 :
1 ) Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. [RL.4.1]

[SS2010] LWT2 (2) 11 :
11 ) Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.

Examples: American Indian legends, African-American stories, tall tales, stories of folk heroes

[SS2010] ALA (4) 11 :
11 ) Describe the impact of World War I on Alabamians, including the migration of African Americans from Alabama to the North and West, utilization of Alabama's military installations and training facilities, and increased production of goods for the war effort.

•  Recognizing Alabama participants in World War I, including Alabama's 167th Regiment of the Rainbow Division
•  Identifying World War I technologies, including airplanes, machine guns, and chemical warfare
Subject: English Language Arts (2 - 4), Social Studies (2 - 4)
Title: Read "Follow the Drinking Gourd"
URL: https://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/slavelife/slave_readgourd.pdf
Description:

In this activity, students will increase their knowledge about slaves, slavery, and the underground railroad by reading Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeannette Winters. Students will write and illustrate a poem or letter playing the role of a conductor, agent, or passenger on the underground railroad.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 11 :
11 ) Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.

Examples: American Indian legends, African-American stories, tall tales, stories of folk heroes

Subject: Social Studies (2)
Title: Freedom Songs
URL: https://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/pdf/freedom/lunchcounter_songs.pdf
Description:

This is an activity guide for using the children's book: Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins, written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Jerome LaGarrigue. This is a story about the civil rights movement told by a young girl. The activity guide includes links to audio files containing songs for students to sing together and act out the emotions they hear or feel. The guide also includes lyrics.  Students can create their own "Freedom Song".  



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