The Trail of Tears: The Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation
tells about the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral homeland (NC, TN, GA, AL) to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). After passage of the Indian Removal Act and the discovery of gold on Cherokee lands (1830), about 100,000 American Indians living between the original 13 states and the Mississippi River were relocated to Oklahoma. The trails they followed came to be known as the Trail of Tears.
Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West
highlights 29 places that illustrate the transformation of the city from a small frontier post during the Revolutionary War into a center of economic, intellectual, and political activity. Photos, maps, and essays are included.
The Penniman House: A Whaling Story
focuses on one of the most successful whaling captains in New England. Edward Penniman was 11 in 1842 when he signed on as cook on a schooner. Years later, as a captain, he set sail from New Bedford seven times to hunt whales. The trips generally took several years each. Letters indicate he did not like life at sea, but the money allowed him to afford a large ornate house, which is featured at this site, along with a brief a history of whaling in America.
Reporting the Truth from Baghdad
Students will understand the major turning points in the history of Iraq, explore the ideas of freedom of the press and responsibilities of reporters, and examine various news reports through a critical lens.
Setting Up Study Groups
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to take control of their learning through setting up self-help study groups. It is the fourth lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or use
County agents and other extension leaders
Caption: "A group portrait of county agents and other Alabama Cooperative Extension Service leaders with Alabama Farm Bureau leaders. Place: Montgomery, Alabama. Date: April 15, 1922. Fred Stewart is the last man on the right on the front row." April 15, 1922.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph.
Headland Community Plan, Headland, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Headland, Ala. adopted April 29, 2010. Title on PDF: Headland Comprehensive Plan. Contents: introduction to the plan -- Headland Town Meeting -- Citywide strategic concept -- Green infrastructure -- Activity centers -- Gateways and image corridors -- Connectivity and accessibility -- Parks and greenways -- Land use concept -- Future land use plan -- Downtown Headland -- Transportation plan -- Infrastructure -- Water and sanitary sewer systems -- Drainage system -
Haleyville Downtown Plan, Haleyville, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Haleyville, Ala. created sometime between 1991 and 2008. Title on PDF: Downtown Haleyville Phase II Revitalization Plan.
Haleyville Design Guide, Haleyville, Alabama
This document contains city design guidelines for Haleyville, Ala. It was written sometime between 1991 and 2008. The guide covers storefronts, storefront signs and awnings, height and placement of new buildings, parking lots, streets, landscapes, pedestrian activity, and lighting.
East Gadsden Redevelopment Plan, Gadsden, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Gadsden, Ala. created in January 14. 2003. Title on PDF: East Broad and Hoke Street Corridors Redevelopment Plan. Contents: Opportunities and restraints -- Urban design concept -- Implementation system.
The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union
This lesson focuses on the drafting of the United States Constitution during the Federal Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia. Students will analyze an unidentified historical document and draw conclusions about what this document was for, who created it, and why. After the document is identified as George Washington’s annotated copy of the Committee of Style’s draft constitution, students will compare its text to that of an earlier draft by the Committee of Detail to understand the evolution
Florence Comprehensive Plan, Florence, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Florence, Ala. recommended on February 22, 2007. Contents: Introduction to the plan -- Citywide development concept -- Major development components -- Land use and transportation -- Public investment and improvement -- Implementing the plan -- Conclusion.
Enterprise Plan, Enterprise, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Enterprise, Ala. between June of 2005 and 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Citywide development concept -- Major components of development -- Green infrastructure -- Activity centers -- Neighborhoods -- Land use and transportation -- Major development themes -- The uses of land -- Gateways and corridors -- Roadways and traffic -- Public investments and improvements -- Roadways and intersections -- Water system -- Sanitary sewer system -- Major parks and recreatio
Liberty District Master Plan, Columbus, Georgia
This document is a city plan for the Liberty District in Columbus, Ga. dated May 4, 2004. Title on PDF: Master Plan for the Liberty District. Contents: Introduction -- Goals for the district -- The planning process -- Overview of existing conditions -- Assets -- Liabilities -- Visions and opportunities -- Strategic concept -- Redevelopment policies -- Open space -- Land use -- Accessibility -- Plan implementation -- Zoning -- Design standards -- Marketing strategies -- Conclusion.
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals sing songs, many of which were learned during the time of their enslavement. It is important to note that all of the interviewees spoke sixty or more years after the end of their enslavement, and
The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939
This site presents thousands of images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project, established during the first term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Featured here are stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, scripts and administrative documents.
Setting the tone
Building a student-centered classroom culture starts on the first day of the school year.
A picture is worth a thousand words -- but which words? Questions can help students decode, interpret, and understand photographs thoughtfully and meaningfully.
Observing other teachers
Learning from other teachers is an important means of professional development. Here are some suggestions for observing successful teachers in your school, in other schools, and on the web.
Number sense every day
Number sense -- an intuitive feel for numbers and their relationships -- develops when children solve problems for themselves.