Suggested Activities

In 1923 the Alabama Legislature adopted a resolution calling for the observance of December 14th as “Alabama Day” (Acts of Alabama 1923, #255). We invite you to join with the Alabama Department of Archives and History in celebrating Alabama’s birthday and encourage you to consider some appropriate way to commemorate December 14, 1819 --- the day Alabama became the 22nd state in the Union.

(Build your own programs from these suggestions.
No one school should attempt all!)


View previous celebrations from across the state.



EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

  • To extend knowledge of the history of Alabama
  • To develop a sense of place through study of early inhabitants
  • To extend knowledge of governmental process
  • To develop basic map reading skills
  • To explore role-play to retain important historical events

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES


Other Activities:

Design Your Own Alabama Map for Alabama's Birthday!

Alabama Day Wordsearch

Alabama Day: Did You Know?

Alabama Day: State Flag Cookies and Flag to Color

Alabama Day: Timeline



Updated: December 7, 2007
http://www.archives.alabama.gov/AlabamaDay.html
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
E-Mail:debbie.pendleton@archives.alabama.gov