About the Alabama Lesson
A lesson on the state of Alabama. The reading is accompanied by true/false questions.
• To introduce students to salient features about the state of Alabama and its history.
Alabama is located in the southeastern part of the United States bordered by the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. Alabama has a seacoast because a small part of the state touches the Gulf of Mexico. This location makes southern Alabama prone to hurricanes that blow across the gulf from the Atlantic Ocean. Otherwise Alabama?s weather is typical of the southern U.S. with mild winters and hot, humid summers.
The area known today as Alabama was first explored by Europeans in the mid-1500s. Spaniard Hernando de Soto began conquering the southern areas of what is now the United States.