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The Roosevelts in Alabama - Teacher Resources to Complement The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
by Lynne Meeks - Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:31 AM

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A new PBS series tells the story of The Roosevelts, an extraordinary family that has had more influence in America than any other before or since. The film uses a descriptive, storytelling style that is useful for teachers and classrooms, especially social studies in grades 7-12. 

**Click here for free teacher resources that particularly focus on the Roosevelts’ work and their lasting impact in Alabama.

From the Roosevelt family, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three Roosevelts not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. This new Ken Burns series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear

 Click here for more information about The Roosevelts: An Intimate History from PBS and Ken Burns.



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by Kathy Heiman - Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:11 PM

Journey Proud is APT's documentary series highlighting the people, customs, and folk traditions of Alabama. Hosted by Joey Brackner, Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, Journey Proud canvases the state documenting Alabama’s diverse cultural heritage. Click here to visit the Journey Proud website and watch the documentaries.

Also check out the teacher resources available for the Journey Proud seriesClick this link to access the resources Journey Proud Teacher Resources.



(Edited by Lynne Meeks - original submission Monday, 15 September 2014, 1:52 PM)

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PLU Courses
by Kathy Heiman - Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 3:13 PM


APT IQ Learn Online offers 6 ACLD-approved PLU professional development courses. Registration will open on September 22, 2014  for courses that start October 6.  

The PLU courses offered fall 2014 are:

  • Bullying Prevention 
  • Stakeholder & Community Engagement
  • Using Digital Resources to... Enhance the Curriculum

New course pending approval:

  • ACCRS Implementation: Establishing a Shared Vision & Culture for College and Career Readiness for  All Students. (Note: This course will be offered if approved for PLU credit by ACLD; check back here on 9/23 to see if the course is approved.)

To learn more about these online PLU professional development courses and for registration information, click on the icon (in the upper right hand corner of this screen) to open the document.  Also, visit to learn more. Courses are offered on a rotational basis in fall (Oct./Nov.), winter (Jan.), spring (Mar./Apr.) and summer (July).



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FACS Teachers Community of Practice - A source of information & exchange of ideas
by Lynne Meeks - Friday, 27 June 2014, 3:52 PM

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Alabama FACS Teachers,  join the Community of Practice on APT IQ Learn Online.

Click on this link  -Family and Consumer Science Community of Practice - to access the site. 

Contact Judy Brown, FACS Specialist at the ALSDE, or Kathy Heiman and/or Lynne Meeks at APT  if you have any questions about this online communtiy where FACS teachers can locate important information, share lesson plans, and discover new resources. You can also locate summer conference materials in the community.

Here are email addresses for contacting us for further help or information:

 Judy Brown

Kathy Heiman

Lynne Meeks

(Edited by Kathy Heiman - original submission Thursday, 19 June 2014, 11:23 AM)

(Edited by Kathy Heiman - original submission Friday, 27 June 2014, 3:43 PM)