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Where Are We Going? The Good and Bad of Transportation

Video Overview
In this segment of the video, good and bad practices of the developing roadway system are presented. The use of convict labor in the convict-release program is described, and an inventive way to raise money for the Demopolis Bridge is presented. John Bankhead Sr. leads the way for federal money and Federal Road acts to assist states in completing highways. US Highway 31 is the first highway to travel Alabama from north to south, beginning at the Tennessee line and ending in Mobile. >
Extension Activities

Additional Resources:
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Alabama Department of Transportation
* Indian Trails to Interstates: The Story of Alabama’s Road System
Download chapters on the history of roads
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Bessie Coleman Robinson Collection Early Roads
* Encyclopedia of Alabama
* Alabama Bronze Map
Use the bronze map of Alabama to locate imagesof importance in relationship to transportation in Alabama. When visiting Montgomery, look for the map on the lawn of the Archives and History Building.
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Alabama Bronze Map - John Bankhead
* Father of the US Highway
* Alabama Bronze Map—Rooster Bridge

Related Links:
* Discovering Alabama APT Video: Alabama’s Rivers
* The History of Roads
* The History of Cars
* The Federal Road
* Old Federal Road
* Natchez Trace
* Henry Ford-Automobiles
* The History of Transportation: Railroads—APTPlus Discovery streaming video Complete with teacher’s guide and quiz
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America on the Move: Life on the Railroad—APTPlus Thinkfinity activity
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The History of Railroads
* Old Alabama Rails Homepage
* Rivers of Alabama
* Transportation and Alabama’s Rivers
* Transportation and Alabama’s Rivers Map
* Early American Roads and Trails
* Alabama Transportation
* Alabama’s Scenic River Trail
* Stagecoach Route
* How Automobiles and Trucks Affect the Places They Go (01:54) Video

 

Alabama Course of Study
Alabama Course of Study 4th Grade Describe the impact of population growth on cities, major road systems, demographics, natural resources, and the natural environment of Alabama during the twentieth century SS16.603.48b. Significant places in present-day AL: Transportation routes SS16.603.48a. Significant places in present-day Alabama: Cities SS33 Places and Regions 10th Grade Correlates to Alabama Course of Study: Social Studies 10th Grade Content Standard 7, p. 72
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Video Library

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting