200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

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Letting Off Some Steam

In this lesson, students will explore the invention of the steamboat and the role it played in the economy, transportation, and culture of the lifestyles of plantation owners, yeoman farmers, slaves, and townspeople of early nineteenth-century Alabama. Students will compare and contrast steamboats, wagons, and stagecoaches as different modes of transportation for goods as well as people. Students will create a steamboat advertisement to illustrate the importance of the invention of the steamboat in Alabama.

Creator: Ginger Boyd

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 6

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