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2019 Summer Institutes: Last Chance to Register!
Attention teachers: there is still time to register for the 2019 sessions of the Bicentennial Summer Institutes before the application closes on January 18, 2019. Each workshop offers an in-depth study into the unique history of the local area, while promoting interdisciplinary learning by incorporating subjects such as social studies, reading, science, geography, and art. We encourage teachers of all subjects and grade levels to apply!
Classroom teachers will earn 28 hours of STIPD credit and administrators will have the opportunity to earn administrative credit by participating in our ACLD-approved PLU program. Participants not on a twelve-month contract will receive a stipend upon completion of their institute.
Workshops are filling up quickly! Be sure to register for your preferred institute today!
Click here for a list of institute dates, locations, and descriptions.
Alabama History Institutes Presents: Teacher Takeovers
Teacher Takeovers will return to Alabama History Institutes social media in January! In the first session of 2019, Alabama Bicentennial Master Teacher LaToya Davis from Wetumpka Middle School will share the activities used in the Montgomery Bicentennial Summer Institute about Montgomery's pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be discussed in recognition of MLK Day on January 21. Be sure to join our discussion and tell us how your school is celebrating MLK Day!
On January 29 at 6 pm, Alabama Bicentennial Master Teacher Mandy Mathis of Muscle Shoals High School will demonstrate how to effectively incorporate the bicentennial primary source packets into a secondary-level curriculum by performing an advanced document analysis. Tune in to ask questions, share resources, and collaborate with other teachers across the state.
Are you an educator in the Tuskegee area? The National Park Service's Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site will be sponsoring two three-day professional development sessions in June 2019. Designed for teachers in grades 3-6 and 10-12, these sessions will focus on the impact of Booker T. Washington and Tuskegee University. Each session can accommodate 30 teachers. Participants will receive lunch, STIPD credit hours, and a variety of resources for elementary and secondary classrooms. Click here for workshop dates, titles, and descriptions.
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is managed by the National Park Service. It is responsible for the operation of both the George Washington Carver Museum and "The Oaks," home of Booker T. Washington. This site is the only national park located on a fully functioning college campus—Tuskegee University. Although the park does focus on Carver and Washington, they do have the responsibility of educating the public on the entire history of the school—1881 to the present. This park serves as a living historic site and new chapters are added to the park's story every day.
Join us on February 16 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery for Gamification Day 2019. Alabama Bicentennial Partner Teacher Julie Powell and Master Teacher Harrow Strickland will host demonstrations of various educational games and resources such as GooseChase, Breakout EDU, Jenga, and the bicentennial card game I AM ALABAMA. All K-12 teachers are encouraged to register for this exciting and educational workshop. For $10, participants will receive lunch and an I AM ALABAMA card game. Only 30 spots are available for Gamification Day 2019. Be sure to register for your spot today!
A new document package featuring primary sources from the period 1914-1955 is now available! Find primary sources that highlight women’s path to suffrage; Alabamians’ service during the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War; the Great Depression and the transformative New Deal; as well as cultural transformations of the 1920s and 1950s. Alabama’s economy and population changed significantly in this period and set the stage for Alabama’s role in a newly globalized America. The documents include photographs, pamphlets, fliers, letters, newspaper articles, and advertisements.
Documents are connected to the Alabama Course of Study for Social Studies for easy integration with your curriculum. Click here to view and download the resources.