Discover History In Your Own Backyard
The Alabama Bicentennial Commission is pleased to offer three Bicentennial Summer Institutes for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom teachers. These institutes are three and one-half days long and will be designed to provide professional development and resources.
Superintendent or principal nominations are no longer required for public school teachers.
Suggested criteria for nominees:
- Current classroom teachers in grades 3-5
- Three or more years of classroom teaching experience
- Capable of facilitating professional development/turn-around training in the district
- Have demonstrated commitment to innovative classroom instruction and use of technology
- Demonstrates leadership among peers
- Will commit to attend entire 3.5 day Bicentennial Institute (June 19-23, June 26-30, July 17-21)
*If you are a private school teacher and are interested in attending, please submit your application using the Private School Teacher Application button belowResources and a monetary stipend will be paid to each teacher upon completion of the professional development. Participants will be required to share their experiences and training with their school systems upon completion.
|Topic & Host Site||City||Date|
|Indian Removal in Alabama
Little River Canyon Educational/ Interpretive Center
|Fort Payne||June 19-22|
|Telling Alabama’s Story: A Community Perspective
Selma Interpretive Center
|Voting with Our Feet
Alabama Department of Archives and History
|Our Music Tells a Story
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
|Muscle Shoals||June 19-22|
|How We Work: Labor in Alabama
Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark
|Early Statehood: Telling Our Story
Carnegie Visual Arts Center
|Alabama’s Farming Heritage
|Mobile: Change in Alabama’s First City
University of South Alabama
|The Three “C’s”: Alabama and the Creek War, the Civil War,
and the Civil Rights Movement
Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities
|More Than Mounds: So You Think You Know Moundville?
Moundville Archaeological Park
|Longleaf: The History of An Agricultural State
|Discovering a Community: An Alabama Cultural Treasure
in the Black Belt
Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum
Every effort will be made to assign teachers to the closest institute to their school system.