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History of Old St. Stephens

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Title:

History of Old St. Stephens

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/old-st-stephens-history/old-st-stephens-history/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn the story of Old St Stephens as a look at early Alabama history. This small town went from a frontier trading post to the First Territorial Capitol of Alabama until Yellow Fever caused the city to fade away.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 4
Alabama Studies
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
Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: Alabama Studies (Alabama)
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Describe Alabama's entry into statehood as well as identify and explain the role of its three branches of government and the constitutions.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • legislative
  • executive
  • judicial
  • constitution
  • senate
  • congress
  • house of representatives
  • governor
  • checks and balances
  • capital
  • capitol
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Alabama has had six different constitutions. Alabama has three branches of Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial.
  • The reasons why Alabama has had five different capitals.
  • The 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.
  • What the U.S. Constitution and the Northwest Territory require of a territory to become a state.
  • The history of early settlements in Alabama and the cession of Indian lands.
  • What it means to have a republican form of government.
Skills:
The students are able to:
  • Analyze Alabama's entry into statehood.
  • Identify and differentiate the roles of the three branches of government.
  • Compare and contrast Alabama's constitutions.
  • Explain political and geographic reasons for changes in location of Alabama's state capital.
  • Recognize 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.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Many prominent people were involved in Alabama's entry into statehood and that our government was designed in a way that allowed a system of checks and balances to be in place.
Alabama Archives Resources:
Click below to access all Alabama Archives resources aligned to this standard.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.4.5- Identify the location of the state capital; recognize that Alabama is a state with three branches of government.


Tags: Capitol of Alabama, Old St Stephens
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Author: Ginger Boyd