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The Road Ruckus Continues/Alabama Highways & Byways

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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/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

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.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 4
Alabama Studies
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
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Alabama Studies (Alabama)
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
Use thematic maps to identify:
  • historical and current economic information
  • political information
  • geographic information
  • weather and climate
  • physical features
  • waterways
  • migration patterns of people
  • transportation
  • land use
  • population
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • agriculture
  • economic development
  • physical-relief maps
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Many events can impact the population, economic development, and land use in an area.
Skills:
The students are able to:
  • Analyze characteristics of Alabama using physical and thematic maps.
  • Describe the relationship between human migration and population.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Events can impact the population, economic development, and land use in an area.
  • The climate and weather of our state impacts the population, economic development, and land use.
Alabama Archives Resources:
Click below to access all Alabama Archives resources aligned to this standard.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.4.1- Identify historical and current economic, political, and geographic information about Alabama.


Tags: Alabama, economic development, population changes, types of migrations
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Author: Ginger Boyd