Alabama Everything you need to know about the Yellowhammer State.
State Standards covered…… • 3.01 Understand how to use maps, globes, and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective. • 5.04 Understand the acquisition of territory to the United States. • 6.02 Understand how groups can impact change at the local, state, and national level.
How Alabama came to be……….. Spanish explorers are believed to have arrived at Mobile Bay in 1519. Mobile Bay- the arm of the Gulf of Mexico.
Quick facts about Alabama Capital- Montgomery Governor- Robert Bentley Flower- Camellia Bird- Yellowhammer Song- “Alabama” Tree- Southern Long Leaf Pine Salt water fish- Fighting Tarpon Fresh Water Fish- Largemouth Bass
More Quick Facts……………. Horse – Racking horse Mineral- Hematite Rock – Marble Game Bird- Wild Turkey Dance- Square Dance Nut- Pecan Insect- Monarch Butterfly Alabama- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21vgERuyfms
History in the 1950’s and 60’s On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat at the front of the "colored section" of a bus to a white passenger, defying a southern custom of the time. This happened in Montgomery Alabama, the state’s capital.
More History of the 50’s and 60’s April 16th1963- Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Ala. May 1963-During civil rights protests in Birmingham, Ala., Commissioner of Public Safety Eugene "Bull" Connor uses fire hoses and police dogs on black demonstrators. September 15th 1963- Four young girls (Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins) attending Sunday school are killed when a bomb explodes at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, a popular location for civil rights meetings. Riots erupt in Birmingham, leading to the deaths of two more black youths.
Industry in Alabama Today paper, chemicals, rubber and plastics, apparel and textiles, primary metals, and automobile manufacturing constitute the leading industries of Alabama. Continuing as a major manufacturer of coal, iron, and steel, Birmingham is also noted for its world-renowned medical center. The state ranks high in the production of poultry, soybeans, milk, vegetables, livestock, wheat, cattle, cotton, peanuts, fruits, hogs, and corn.
Interesting Facts…………… Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, AL. The Space and Rocket Center is located in Huntsville, AL. Montgomery, AL is home to many great places: The White House of the Confederacy The Civil Rights Memorial The Rosa Parks Museum and Library
Records………….. Record high temperature of 112 degrees on September 5th 1925. Record lowest temperature of -27 degrees on January 30th 1966.
Alabama’s Higher Education Alabama State University Jacksonville State University Troy University The University of Alabama Auburn University SamfordUniversity University of Alabama, Birmingham (home of the major teaching hospital)
The National Peanut Festival Held in Dothan, Alabama It is the nations’ largest peanut festival celebrating the harvest season and honoring the farmers. Alabama is known for boiled peanuts. Complete with fair rides and games Even a beauty pageant! Who wouldn’t want to be Ms. National Peanut? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-oZrgy1Klw
Hitting Home…………………. My husband was born at Flowers hospital in Dothan, AL. My in-laws live in Enterprise, AL where my father-in-law workers as a state inspector for Sessions Peanut Company. He pulls samples to test in order to provide quality peanut products.
Sources http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-oZrgy1Klw http://www.nationalpeanutfestival.com/ http://www.alabama.gov/portal/index.jsp http://www.ua.edu/ http://www.50states.com/alabama.htm http://www.legislature.state.al.us/