Thursday, November 3, 2011

Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free resource provided by a partnership of the state department of education, Auburn University, the University of Alabama, and many other state entities. 

It is an incredibly useful tool for us because it is a database dedicated solely to the information about and resources of Alabama. It's one of the most relevant sources of quality information about our state. 4th graders at my school have used the Encyclopedia of Alabama to create class Alabama ABC's books, and have also spent time researching Alabama author Kathryn Tucker Windham as well. 

Here is one example of using the Encyclopedia of Alabama to locate quick facts about Alabama: 

A rich source of quality images and articles, EOA would be very useful for middle and high school students exploring primary sources about Alabama as well. 

How have you used the EOA? 

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