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Dr. Bernice King | Alabama African American History

Only five years old when her father was assassinated, Dr. King talks about what she learned from living with her mother and her realization of her father's influence on the world. (Grades 7-12)

Meeting Max: A Holocaust Survivor's Story

2019 ABBY Award-Winning APT TV Documentary – Luke, a high school student, partners with Alabama Public Television to film an interview with Max Steinmetz, a Holocaust survivor, with hopes of going beyond the history books.

The American Experiment

Join Jermaine, Kammy and Marcia as they learn about the history and policies behind the United States' unique form of government with the help of Martha Roby, U.S. Representative from Alabama’s second congressional district.

Discovering Alabama

These programs are correlated with the Alabama Course of Study and, with accompanying Teacher Guides, support the teaching of K–12 academic requirements for science, history, social studies, geography and environmental education.

Project C: Lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement Series

A series of Learning Adventures occurring throughout the Civil Rights fiftieth anniversary years of 2013-2015 that focus on the role of citizenship in a democracy through the study of historical events. (Grades 7-12)

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Students come face-to-face with the Vietnam War when they meet veterans and visit The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. (Grades 7-12)

Archaeology Adventures

Take a look at Alabama history through the lens of archaeology! (Grades 2-5)

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Exploring Monticello

Exploring Monticello takes students into Thomas Jefferson’s home, a virtual laboratory for all kinds of ideas. (Grades 5-7)

Our Nation's Capitol

Join student reporters as they uncover the history, art and architecture that define America’s living symbol of democracy and freedom. (Grades 5-8)

Exploring Mount Vernon

Explore the famous Mount Vernon estate in this electronic field trip to the historic home of our nation's first president. (Grades 4-8)

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