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Alabama History Short Videos

Alabama Legacy Moments commemorates the Alabama Bicentennial with 200 distinctive short videos about the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama.

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.

Jeremiah

JEREMIAH explores the power of faith in unbelievable circumstances, and the qualities of leadership Jeremiah Denton brought to the difficult task of guiding fellow POWs to survive years of imprisonment and torture. (Grades 9-12)

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

A national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder over Thanksgiving weekend using the StoryCorps app. (Grades 8-12)

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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Watch your favorite PBS shows online, free and on-demand, including full episodes of Masterpiece, Frontline, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow and more.

Exploring Monticello

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

Alabama's Musical Heritage and Culture

Learn about Alabama’s musical heritage and culture through interviews with Alabama musicians and through performances of legendary Alabama folk, blues, bluegrass, gospel, jazz, and more.

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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