200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019


  • When in History? A Map of Chickasaw Indian Territory

    It is important for students to have a mental timeline of important events in history. While exact dates may not be remembered, students should be able to recall the order of events. When an event is mentioned (such as the Trail of Tears), students should be able to name events prior to and after that named event. This primary source will support a unit of study about American Indians and the Trail of Tears. Show students the map of the Chickasaw Territory in 1824 without giving any descriptions, the map's title, or the map's date. Ask students to write about the map.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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  • Stepping Through Alabama History

    Students will collaboratively produce a portrait of a prominent person from the Creek Nation during the time period of 1800-1840 or a prominent European settler involved in the Creek removal from Alabama. This project integrates Art and Social Studies. First, in Social Studies class, the students will be placed into small groups (3-5) and choose, or be given, the name of a prominent figure on whom to base their portrait. The students will research details about the role of the person and any interesting historical information that made the person important. Each group will record this and bring it to Art Class to sketch, as a team, the portrait of their person. Once the sketches are satisfactory to the team, the students will paint the finished portrait on a 12" x 12" concrete stepping stone that will be placed on school grounds.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 3, 4, 5

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