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Alabama Day

Suggested Activities

 

 

In 1923 the Alabama Legislature adopted a resolution calling for the observance of December 14th as “Alabama Day” (Acts of Alabama 1923, #255). We invite you to join with the Alabama Department of Archives and History in celebrating Alabama’s birthday and encourage you to consider some appropriate way to commemorate December 14, 1819 --- the day Alabama became the 22nd state in the Union.

 

(Build your own programs from these suggestions. No one school should attempt all!) View previous celebrations from across the state.

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

To extend knowledge of the history of Alabama

To develop a sense of place through study of early inhabitants

To extend knowledge of governmental process

To develop basic map reading skills

To explore role-play to retain important historical events

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

Have a party celebrating Alabama’s birthday

Create an Alabama birthday card

Learn when the Alabama Territory was created

Map out the Federal Road

Make a poster showing Alabama and surrounding states

Learn about all 5 Alabama capitals

Sing the state song written by Julia Tutwiler

Play Alabama trivia game

Discover the historic site nearest your school

Recite the Salute to the Alabama Flag

Recognize state emblems

List the names and works by Alabama authors

Read a biography of a famous Alabamian

Locate an historical monument in your area

Visit a cemetery to find the earliest dated grave

Create an Alabama history time-line

Find the route the first settlers would have taken to settle in your community

Perform a skit illustrating Alabama’s constitutional convention held in 1819

 

Other Activities:

Alabama Day Booklet

Design Your Own Alabama Map for Alabama's Birthday!

Alabama Constitution Word Search

Alabama Day: Did You Know?

Alabama Day: State Flag Cookies and Flag to Color

Alabama Day: Timeline

 

 
 

Updated: November 1, 2012

http://www.archives.alabama.gov/alday/AlabamaDay.html