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Alabama

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Alabama

my_horses.jpg - Making Friends 

 

Geography:

What states, country, and/or bodies of water border it?Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Gulf of Mexico

 

What is the state capital? Montgomery

What is the area (in square miles) of your state? 50,744 sq mi.

 

What is the highest elevation and how high is it?  Cheaha Mountain Cleburne 2,407 feet

What is the lowest elevation and how low is it? Gulf of Mexico  - Sea Level

Map of state: 

 

History:

Tell the date it became a state and what number state it was (1-50):Dec. 14, 1819 (22)

How did the state get its name (origin of name)? May come from Choctaw meaning “thicket-clearers” or “vegetation-gatherers”

 belles2.jpg - Southern Belles   

tell about a famous person from this state:  

Helen Keller author and educator

 

Civics:

Who is the governor?  Bob Riley

Who is the lieutenant governor? James Elisha Folsom, Jr.

Who are the U.S. senators from this state?Jeff Sessions, R (to Jan. 2015); Richard C. Shelby, R (to Jan. 2011)

 

How many U.S. House of Representatives members are from this state? 7

State Flag: 

Economics:

What is mined  in the state?  coal crushed and broken stone, sand and gravel

What crops are grown in the state? cotton,peanut,and sweet potatoes

nocfalls.jpg - Noccalula Falls

What is the average high January temperature of the state capital?56°

What is the average high July temperature of the state capital?  91°  

What is the average low January temperature of the state capital?35° 

What is the average low July temperature of the state capital? 71° 

What is the average precipitation for January of the state capital? 4.7 inches

What is the average precipitation for July of the state capital? 5.3 inches

 

 

Population:

What is the population of the state (year 2000 or later)? 4,661,900 (2010)

 

Symbols:

State bird:  yellowhammer 

State flower: Camellia

State song:Alabama

State nickname:Heart of Dixie

Tell about one more state   state fish is the largemouth bass

 

Recreation (What are some fun things to do in this state?): Ride  bikes

Alabama Adventure (Water & Theme Park),    Birmigham Zoo-Home

 

 

 

 

What else would you like to tell about this state?  Treasurer: Kay Ivey, R (to Jan.

 

 

 

 

Bibliography (Where did you find your information?

"Alabama: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — FactMonster.com." Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help — FactMonster.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2010. <http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108176.html 

 

State Symbols USA - "official state and national symbols, emblems, icons." State Symbols USA - official state and national symbols, emblems, icons. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2010. <http://www.statesymbolsusa.org

 

Humphreys, Steve. belles2.jpg. March 1977. Pics4Learning. 13 May 2010      ThingsToDo.com - Things to do and places to go in each state ." ThingsToDo.com - Things to do and places to go in each state . N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2010. <http://www.thingstodo.com/>. 

 

"Alabama — State Facts for Students from the U.S. Census Bureau." Census Bureau Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2010. <http://www.census.gov/schools/facts/alabama.html>. 

 

"Elevations and Distances." USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2010. <http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/elvadist/elvadist.html#Highest>. 

 

 

"Alabama: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — FactMonster.com." Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help — FactMonster.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 May 2010. <http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108176.html>.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Comments (3)

Mr. Torstenson said

at 1:53 pm on Apr 20, 2010

I deleted your temperatures that you had for the state. Please look them up and enter them correctly. Ask your classrmates if you need help.

bes13 said

at 10:18 am on May 5, 2010

am i doing better awnser me back

Mr. Torstenson said

at 7:21 pm on May 5, 2010

I've corrected a couple of things in your report. Please be careful, we want the information to be accurate.

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