Alabama Scrapbook Abbykate Chancey January 2012 4th Grade Mrs. Snell’s Class G.W. Long Elementary School
Table of Contents Slide 1 …Cover Slide 2 …Cover Page Slide 3 …Table of Contents Slide 4 …Favorite Thing About Alabama Slide 5…State of Alabama Slide 6…Cherokee Indians Slide 7…Famous Alabamian Slide 8…State Song Slide 9…State Flag Slide 10…State Seal Slide 11…State Tree Slide 12…State Bird Slide 13…State Flower Slide 14…State Salt Water Fish Slide 15…State Fresh Water Fish Slide 16…State Coat of Arms Slide 17…State Governor Slide 18…President of the United States Slides 19-20…Alabama Happenings Slides 21…Alabama Attractions Slide 22-23…All about Abbykate Elizabeth Chancey Slide 24…Alabama Quarter
Alabama The 22nd State Alabama is located in the Southeast corner of the United States of America. It is bordered on the North by Tennessee, on the South by Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, and on the East by Georgia, and the West by Mississippi. Alabama is called the Heart of Dixie. It entered the union on December 14, 1819 as the 22nd state. The capitol of Alabama is Montgomery, Alabama. The state song is “Alabama” which was written by Julia S. Tutwiler. The state tree is the Southern Longleaf Pine, and the state flower is the Camellia. The state bird is the Yellowhammer. Alabama has a population of 4,447,100 and is ranked 23rd in population. Alabama is the 30th largest state, and has 52,423 square miles of land. Its highest point is Cheaha Mountain, Alabama.
Alabama Indians The Cherokee Indians are originally residents of the American Southeast Region, mainly Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Most Cherokees were forced to move to Oklahoma in the 1800’s along the Trail of Tears. Descendents of the Cherokee Indians of who survived this death march still live in Oklahoma today. Most Cherokee people speak English today, but about 20,000 people also speak the Cherokee Indian language. Cherokee children do the same things all children do. They play with each other, go to school, and help around the house. Like many Native Americans, Cherokee mothers carried their babies in cradle boards on their backs. The Cherokee Indians settled in villages, usually located by near a river. Their houses were made of river cane and plaster with thatched roofs. Today, Cherokee families live in modern houses or apartments, just like you.
Famous Alabamian Rosa Parks "The Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Right Movement", was an African-American woman born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1913. She is most well known for her stand against racial segregation on public buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Rosa refused to give up her seat for a white man and was arrested, charged with, and convicted of civil disobedience. Rosa spent most of her life fighting for desegregation, voting rights, and was active in the Civil Rights movement that has shaped social code in the Unites States. No matter what city she lived in, she found a way to stay involved in the community and always seemed to have a way to voice her thoughts and feelings about inequalities in society. Rosa had a knack for doing this effectively, but quietly and was known for her saying, "Do what is right." Within the span of her 92 years of life, Rosa has been actively peered by the most influential leaders in black American history. She has been presented with numerous awards for her contribution in forging positive change in a time when social inequality was commonplace After her arrest, Rosa Parks became a major proponent of the Civil Rights movement. However, this caused her many problems and trials. As a result of her arrest, she was fired from her job at the Montgomery Fair department store. To add to the turmoil, her husband left his job voluntarily after his employer informed him that he was not to discuss his wife or her legal troubles.
Alabama State Song “Alabama” Verse 1 Alabama, Alabama, We will aye be true to thee, From thy southern shore where growth, By the sea thine orange tree. To thy Northern vale where floweth Deep and blue thy Tennessee. Alabama, Alabama We will aye be true to thee! Words by: Julia S. Tutwiler Music by: Edna GockelGussen
Alabama State Flag The official state flag of Alabama is called the “crimson cross of St. Andrew’s,” a red cross on a white background. This flag was adopted in 1895, and was patterned from the Confederate Battle Flag. This flag can be any type of rectangle (even square) but the crimson bars must be six inches wide.
Alabama StateSeal Alabama's Great Seal shows the major rivers of the state and was designed by the first governor, William Wyatt Bibb. The seal was created in 1817 when Bibb was Governor of the Alabama Territory. He realized he needed an official seal for his commissions and other state papers. Governor Bibb felt the best seal would be a map of the territory showing its rivers. It also showed the territories (now states) surrounding Alabama
Alabama State Tree Southern Longleaf Pine The official state tree of Alabama is the Southern Longleaf Pine. Longleaf pine is distributed primarily in the lower two thirds of the state. It may be distinguished by the needles which occur in bundles of threes and are about 12 inches long. The cones are about seven inches long.
Alabama State Bird YellowhammerThe Yellowhammer has so endeared himself to Americans from Florida to Alaska that they have given him 132 local names. Alabama adopted the Yellowhammer as the state bird because her soldiers marched off to the Civil War with feathers of the Yellowhammer in their soft felt hats.
Alabama State Flower Camellia In its wild state the Camellia bears a single red flower with only five petals, but under man's care it has become a double flower with many petals. Alabama's splendid variety is a large, bright crimson flower with deep veined, rounded petals.
AlabamA Salt Water State Fish Fighting Tarpon The fighting tarpon was designated the state fish of Alabama in 1955. A silver-colored saltwater game fish that ranges off the coast of Alabama and the Mobile estuary, the tarpon can reach 100 pounds in weight.
Largemouth Bass Alabama Fresh Water FishThe Largemouth Bass
Alabama Coat of Arms The coat of arms consists of a shield on which appears the emblems of the five governments that have held sovereignty over Alabama. The flags of Spain, France, Great Britain, and the Confederacy are bound by the flag and shield of the United States. This shield is supported on either side by bald eagles, symbolic of courage. The crest is a model of the ship, the Baldine
The Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley Elected November 2, 2010 Bentley is a native of Columbiana, Alabama, in Shelby County. His father was David Harford Bentley, and his mother was Mattie Boyd Vick Bentley, neither of whom completed school past junior high. Bentley grew up in Columbiana, where he was a member of Shelby County High School's 1961 state championship debate team, and he became student body president in his senior year of high school In June 2011, Bentley signed Alabama HB 56, an anti-illegal immigration bill regarded as tougher than Arizona 1970 HB. He later signed into law a bill that makes it a felony to perform an abortion after 20 weeks, except for when the woman's pregnancy puts her at risk of death or physical harm. It also requires physicians to report each abortion to a state database and compile an annual report of abortions.
The President of the United States Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II was born August 4, 1961; he is the 44th and current President of the United States of America. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008. Obama’s presidential campaign began in February 2007, and after a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party’s nomination. In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican nominee john McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Obama is also the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner. In June 1989, Obama met Michelle Robinson when he was employed as a summer associate at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin. Michelle was assigned for three months as Obama’s adviser at the firm; Michelle joined him at group social functions, but declined his initial request to date. They began dating later that summer, and became engaged in 1991, and were married on October 3, 1992. The couple’s first daughter, Malia Ann, was born on July 4, 1998, followed by a second daughter Sasha on June 10, 2001. The Obama daughters attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. When they moved to Washington D.C., in January 2009, the girls started at the private Sidwell Friends School. The Obama’s have a Portuguese Water Dog named Bo.
EXTRA, EXTRAREAD ALL ABOUT IT!!! What Gifts Can Alabama Teachers Ethically Accept? MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama teacher who accepts a Christmas ham or a $25 gift card from a student will be violating breaking Alabama's tough new ethics law. The possible penalty? Up to a year in jail and a $6,000 fine. The law allows public officials and employees to accept gifts with only "de minimis" value, but it doesn't give any amount. As schools get ready for the holidays, the State Ethics Commission has been flooded with calls about what students can give their teachers. The commission said Wednesday "hams, turkeys or gift cards with a specific monetary value are not permissible." Homemade cookies, coffee mugs and fruit baskets are OK. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Alabama's ethics law is applied more broadly than any other state. Dec 7, 2011WTVY Channel 4 News Henry County Courthouse to Remove Historic Pecan Trees Kathy Mobley enjoys a walk among the pecan trees outside the henry county courthouse ...something she may not get to do much longer. "It has been brought to our attention that they are to be cut down," she said. That's because of a county ordinance that passed last year.The henry county commissioners say these trees cause property damage, but residents say cutting them down is a shame... especially since they've been a community landmark since 1926. "...the leaves were falling onto the roof and the drains were filling up with leaves," Jo Ann Smith, Henry County Commission Chairperson said, "that was making the water stand and we had major maintenance problems with the roof. Getting a new roof. " Mobley is very unhappy, and she isn't the only one. "These trees have been here as long as I can remember and I don't think they should cut them down," Raymon Knight, a Henry County resident, said.. "They're all concerned about it, it's not just me, but I'm speaking for a lot of concerned citizens," Knight also has a solution that could help both sides, saying they could just cut the limbs down that are causing the problem, instead of the whole tree. County commissioner Jo Ann Smith says she hasn't received many complaints since they passed the ordinance last year. "I had one phone call..that's what I had...it was put in the paper that we were doing the landscaping, but I had one lady to call me." She also says she is willing to listen to anyone who is upset with this issue. "...if there's someone in the meeting when it comes time on my agenda to ask if there's anyone there that would like to make a public comment then they could speak," she said. Mobley Hopes speaking up will make a difference. "I feel toward these trees like Toomer'sCorner in Auburn, the Auburn fans. I just feel like it would be tragic for them to be cut down." The tree cutting was scheduled for saturday... but for the past few days, henry county residents have called county commissioners about this issue. Thursday afternoon, county officials announced they're postponing the tree cutting until further notice. Dec 8, 2011WTVY Channel 4 news
EXTRA, EXTRAREAD ALL ABOUT IT!!! N.I.C.E Plans to Close the Gap in Dothan Schools At tonight's "N.I.C.E meeting, more supporters agreed to turn the group's ideas into successful plans. "It’s something that I have a passion for, i work with kids every day and I’m just ready to go." Volunteer Kevin Dorsey said. Nice has continued to show how dedicated it is to improving children's lives here in Dothan.The purpose of the volunteer group is to help minority students become more successful in school and in their future goals. "We want to establish a program here in Dothan that can be a model for anywhere else in the country. To show this is how you do it, this is how you get it done, this is how the community involves itself with the schools in a meaningful way." Retired Educator Linda Garrett said. Nice has continued to work with Dothan city schools superintendent tim wilder.The group is targeting three areas to close the gap between minority and non minority students.They include...parent involvement...student achievement...and discipline. "Research continues to show that when parents are meaningfully involved in their child’s education children are successful. Not only do the children benefit, but the school benefits, the community benefits and the families benefit." Garrett said. The group wants to figure out the child's greatest needs and then find resources that can enhance the child's success rate. "So we want to do everything we can using the resources that are out there...we want to do some community mapping and identify those areas of greatest need and pair those resources with the needs." Garrett said. The next step Garrett wants to take is to collaborate with parent involvement specialists Dec 8, 2011WTVY Channel 4 news Trent Richardson Takes Doak Walker LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Alabama's Trent Richardson has wonthe Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back. The announcement was made during the College Football Awardsshow at Disney World. Oregon's LaMichael James and Wisconsin'sMontee Ball were the other finalists. James won the award lastyear. Richardson is the first Alabama player to win the award • Dec 8, 2011WTVY Channel 4 News
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All About ME!!!!! Hi, My name is Abbykate Elizabeth Chancey and I am going to tell you a little bit about me. I love my family, friends, and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My favorite sport is softball, and my favorite coach is my Dad. He has coached me since I played T-ball. I also enjoy going hunting with my Dad and shopping with my Mom. One of our favorite thing to do is head to the lake for some fun. I love to tube, knee board and ride the boat. My parents are Greg and Cindy Chancey. My grandparents names are Terry and Sandra Chancey, Harriet and Leamon Littlefield, Bob and Bonnie Scurzi, and my Great-grandma is Lucille Scurzi. My uncle and aunts are Chuck and Donna Grantham, and my 2 cousins are Shelby and Kayley Grantham. I have 2 brothers Judd is 11, and Jackson is 8. I have 3 dogs Charlie, Maggie, and Dixie. I attend Ozark Baptist Church and I am involved in the GA’s, Children choir, and I love God and I am so thankful he died on the cross for my sins.
I love playing Softball and spending time with my friends!!!!!!!
The Alabama Quarter The Alabama quarter is the second quarter of 2003, and the 22nd in the 50 State Quarters Program. The Alabama quarter design features an image of Helen Keller with her name in English, and in a reduced-size version of braille. The Alabama quarter is the first U.S. circulating coin to feature braille. An Alabama long leaf pine branch and magnolias grace the sides of the design, and a "Spirit of Courage" banner underlines the central image.Helen Keller was born at "Ivy Green" in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1880. When she was a small child, an illness destroyed her sight and hearing and, consequently, depriving her of the senses by which we normally learn to speak. Despite her disabilities, Helen Keller learned to speak and read using the raised and manual alphabets, as well as Braille. Miss Keller also graduated with honors, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Radcliffe. She went on to publish numerous books, articles and essays. Helen Keller lived out her life addressing social issues for disabled persons and women.