200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Resources

  • Voter Registration Prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Students analyze the 1st map on voter registration in each county. The teacher will ask the discussion questions and create a chart on the board to help organize the information so students can synthesize. Students will then analyze the 2nd map on population. The teacher will ask the discussion questions to help students hypothesize how this may have affected voter turnout.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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  • Voting Rights for African Americans

    Open by reading the children's book "Lillian's Right to Vote." Then break students up into groups and have them analyze the poll tax record from 1903. Give students an opportunity to infer meaning from names/races/poll taxes collected and discuss the impact this could have on an election and life as an African-American in Alabama.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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  • Voting for All

    Students will be in groups of 4-5 students. The teacher will display 5 words. The students will then work with their group to determine what they will learn and discuss in their lesson. Students will express their thoughts and develop a theory as a group. Groups will then take turns sharing their theories creating a class discussion. The words the students will have are petition, duties, fear, laws, and taxes.

    ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard Grade(s): 4

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