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All About Alabama

State Facts

Alabama was the 22nd state to join the union. It became a state on December 14, 1819.

State facts about Alabama

Capital - Montgomery

Abbreviation - AL

Nickname - Heart of Dixie and The Yellowhammer State

Motto - "Audemus jura nostra defendere" - We Dare Defend Our Rights

Song - Alabama

Bird - Yellowhammer

Flower - Camellia

Insect - Monarch Butterfly

Area - approximately 52,000 square miles

Websites for studying about Alabama

Alabama State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Alabama

50 - Alabama

Facts & Trivia about Alabama

A to Z Kids Stuff - Alabama

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Alabama

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Alabama

Explore the States - Alabama

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past. - Alabama

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Alabama

Awesome America - Alabama

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Alabama.

Alabama Map/Quiz Printout

Alabama State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Discovering Alabama

Discovering Alabama is a a public television series highlighting the natural features and environmental issues of the state. It airs on local Alabama Public Television stations. The series provides interpretative programming that encourages awareness of the importance of conservation. Each DISCOVERING ALABAMA program incorporates a sense of genuine adventure and discovery.

Mr. Donn's Alabama collection

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Alabama resources.

Alabama Printables

Over the years, the Education Section at the Alabama Department of Archives and History has developed special Activity Sheets. Activity Sheets may include Alabama trivia, crossword puzzles, facts on First Ladies of Alabama, etc.

Alabama resources for kids

Many printables from enchanted learning

Alabama websites for teachers

Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities from the Alabama Department of Archives and History

Alabama Moments in Alabama History

Alabama history resources for high school teachers

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom: Alabama

This project is designed to help teachers more easily integrate the use of primary source materials into their classrooms. It consists of teaching units on Alabama history organized in ten chronological/subject areas from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century.

Alabama Virtual Field Trips

Alabama Department of Archives & History MuseumMontgomery

Virtual field trip online"To tell the story of the people of Alabama by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Alabama history."

USS AlabamaMobile Bay

Virtual field trip onlineCourage comes alive at Battleship Memorial Park, one of America's finest military parks. Here, along the shores of Mobile Bay, you'll experience heroism spanning more than seven decades from World War II to Desert Storm. View the battleship USS Alabama along with a submarine and many aircraft.

More Alabama field trips ...

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