ALEX Lesson Plan Resources

ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), or English Language Arts (4), or Social Studies (4)
Title: What is the Price of Land?
Description: In this lesson, students will define conflict as it relates to Native American land conflict during the early nineteenth century.  Students will compare Native Americans' and settlers' perspectives on land.  Students will write a narrative writing as a Creek Chief watching the settlers move into their territory, focusing on how this makes them feel and how these events will change the lives of his/her people.  This lesson was created in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (4), or English Language Arts (4), or Social Studies (4)
Title: The Slave Experience: A Look at a Slave's Life in the Nineteenth Century
Description: Students will explore two NCSS Notable Trade Books and a newspaper advertisement to develop an understanding of what life was like for slaves in the nineteenth century.  Students will use their understanding to write a narrative story about being a slave in the nineteenth century. Students will use the website MyStorybook to create and publish their stories. This lesson was created in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History.


Subject: Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3 - 4), or English Language Arts (4), or Social Studies (3 - 4)
Title: Alabama's Prehistoric Indians
Description: In this seven-day lesson, students will explore, in depth, the lives of prehistoric Indians who lived in Alabama. Then students, working in cooperative groups, will choose one tribe to focus on as they create a musical parody about the tribe they have chosen.