Image Alt

Lesson Tutor: Eat your Homework Series: Mobile Alabama

  /  Lesson Tutor: Eat your Homework Series: Mobile Alabama
 You Are HERE
<— 10,000 BC
3100 BC  —->
—->   476 AD
 —–>  1450——-> 1527—– ->
1700—>
1800—->
1900—->
Dinosaurs
Ancient Egypt
Roman Empire
Medieval
Rennaisance
Age of Discovery
Industrial Revolution
Modern Era
I Remember that!

 

Bay Cities Mobile and Pensacola

“We talked a bit about Mobile and thought about how it has never changed…”

then it was “I-95 down to Pensacola.”

Under the flags of Spain, France, Britain, the Confederacy and the United States, both Mobile and Pensacola boast a colorful past that has centered on their ports. The old shanty tune “Homeward Bound” touches on the heartfelt goodbye of a sailor as he sings, “To Pensacola town we’ll bid adieu, to lovely Kate and pretty Sue. Our anchor’s weighed and our sails unfurled, we’re bound to plough this watery world.” Likewise, “Roll, Alabama, Roll” reflects on the Civil War battles as the lyrics remind us that “in eighteen-hundred and sixty-one…this ship’s building was begun…to fight the North, oh, roll, Alabama, roll.”

Today, residents of both bay cities remain loyal to their histories. Jimmy Buffet, a native of the Mobile area, wrote about the relaxed feeling he enjoyed in his home town in his song “Turnabout.” Jimmy sings, “We talked a bit about Mobileand thought about how it has never changed.”  In the George Jones/Merle Haggard rendition of “Mobile Bay,” the lyrics express a connection between magnolia blossoms and the past as they meet with a “bearded man in an army coat.”  Today the USS Alabama of 1945 rests in the Mobile Bay, open to tours, reunions, and other celebrations. Old-timers speak of the years when they were children and contributed their school milk money to the restoration effort that brought the USS Alabama “home” to Mobile.  Pensacola’s Naval Air Station invites the public to share in naval history unique to the northwest Florida port by tripping through time and space in the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Visitors can get close to the real experience of flying with a flight simulation ride or catch the Blue Angels in top form as they maneuver the famous Diamond Formation in aerobatic precision flight performance.  The recent television series Pensacola Wings of Gold is patterned after the United States Navy Air Station in Pensacola.

Water, sand, history, and pride are key elements to both Mobile and Pensacola. From the Banana Docks Café to Giuseppi’s Wharf, sandy beaches offer the means for everything from family fun to a romantic night on the town. Cliff Bruner promises to settle down with “Lucille from Mobile” in a “house on the edge of town.” It must be the water. After all, sand and memories just seem to go together. In her song “Pensacola,” Joan Osborne weaves the story of the man “in Pensacola, in a trailer in the sand, the man from the picture creased and yellowed in (her) hand.” Throw in a few clouds and you’ve got Savoy Brown’s “Going Down to Mobile” where he promises to “bide (his) time, thinkin’ … staring at the clouds.” Soul Coughing reminds us in tongue-in-cheek fashion that “pride is not a sin” in the “Pensacola” song found on the El Oso album.

But suppose you are inclined to sin. Sheryl Crow urges the listener to take a trip on “I-95 down to Pensacola” where she found a “bunch of holy rollers.”  She must have visited the ongoing revival services at Pensacola’s Brownsville Assembly of God. Sheryl’s “Maybe Angels” song lyrics go on to say, “I swear they’re out there … maybe angels … oh, what a mystery.”  Mystery or not, people have been trucking into Brownsville to find out for themselves.

Ports of Call, as they were historically dubbed, Pensacola and Mobile are submissive to the comings and goings of a modern generation. Jerry Reed, “Guitar Man,” suggests a “trip to the ocean … down around Mobile,” but Lost & Found sings lyrics that tell of a disgruntled lover who is “leavin’ … not stayin’ here and bein’ a fool forever.” The words of this Lost & Found piece from the Across the Blue Ridge Mountains album express a jilted man’s sentiments about love and Mobile as he says to his lover, “I’m leavin’ you and Mobile too.” Comings and goings – just like the tide.

Whether the traveler is easing in or heading out, Mobile’s Bellingrath Gardensbeckons a stop-by. Open to visitors since 1932, Bellingrath Gardens is the creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath with the aid of architect George B. Rogers. The Bellingrath home, which is situated amidst the gardens, was created from bricks salvaged from demolished antebellum houses and the flagstone walks came from the slate ballast used aboard English sailing ships. The gardens themselves abound in natural plant life as well as traditional flowering plants that are indigenous to the area. There’s no doubt about it – the Gardens are the epitome of that history and pride element so characteristic of the bay cities.

But still, it’s the water that sweeps you in, dancing across your toes on a daytime excursion or sparkling in the moonbeams. Jimmy Buffett knew. “Stars on the Water” from his album Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads lets us in on the secret.

“They come from miles around
To dance the jukebox down.
And dig the good time sounds they all play
And all across the harbor, night lights shinin’ in.”

 Put some mint julep in my tea and save me a spot at the Dew Drop Inn where Jimmy used to hang out … I feel a moonbeam calling me.

It must be the water.

Southern Pecan PieYou’ve heard of southern hospitality. It warms your heart and fills your insides with food as rich in tradition as the ingredients that make the dishes. Pecan trees are abundant in the south and have long been a source of dessert inspiration in southern homes.

Assemble the following ingredients:
Pastry for 9” one-crust pie
3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup pecan pieces

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare pastry. Beat eggs, sugar, salt, and margarine thoroughly. Stir in syrup. Add pecans. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake 45-50 minutes. Check crust at 40 minutes. If crust edges appear to be browning too quickly, fashion a foil covering around the outer part of the pie dish for the last 10 minutes of baking. Allow pie to cool 30 minutes before serving so that filling may set.

Mr. Carver’s Peanut Brittle

George Washington Carver was left an orphan during the Civil War after his mother – a slave – was killed. He grew up with a love for the soil and, as an adult, was head of the Department of Agriculture at Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute. He is remembered throughout the state for his productivity with peanuts. Peanut Brittle and Mardi Gras just seem to go together.

Assemble the following ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup shelled, skinned peanuts
1 ½ cups sugar

Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch metal pie pan with foil. Wrap foil over the pan’s top edge and secure it. Grease the foil generously with butter. More than a tablespoon may be used if necessary. Lay peanuts on the foil and shake pan to spread them evenly over the bottom.

Melt sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Do not mix until sugar begins to melt (about 3 minutes). Reduce heat to medium. Stir until all sugar is dissolved. Pour hot mixture over peanuts, using a wooden spoon to dispense it evenly. Cook to room temperature. Peel peanut brittle from foil and break into small pieces for serving.
Historical Trivia 

Azaleas – Azaleas reign supreme in Mobile! There are even Azalea Trail Maids. These teenager girls interview for the opportunity to become Azalea Trail Maids, submitting grade point averages and letters of recommendation. Once chosen, each girl designs her antebellum gown and commissions its making. The girls appear as guides and hostesses at various city functions, fully attired in antebellum costume.

Battle of Mobile Bay– 1864 Civil War battle in which the Union took Mobile Bay under the leadership of Admiral David Farragut, whose “Full speed ahead” cry is remembered in history. Visitors can stand at Fort Morgan and look out over the bay where the battle occurred.

Mardi Gras – A celebration prior to Lent. Mobile is famous for its Mardi Gras parades.

For more Articles by this Author, Click Here
For more Lesson Plans in the Subject: 
History Grade 1 Click Here

Missing Numbers: 1-100 Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot (Car) Numbers 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot (Rocket) Numbers 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Tally Marks: Numbers 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count and Match: Numbers 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count and Match: Numbers 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count and Match: Numbers 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 6

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 5

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 4

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Tally Marks Worksheet Kindergarten

Tens and Ones Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Missing Letters: Lowercase/Small Letters Worksheet Kindergarten

Gutenberg Worksheet Template

Number Chart: 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Number Chart: 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Number Chart: 1-25 Worksheet Kindergarten

Number Chart: 1-15 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Number Chart: 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Number Chart: 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten- 2

Number Chart: 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Number Chart: 1-15 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 12

Missing Numbers: 1-15 3 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 11

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 10

Missing Numbers 1-100 4 Worksheets Kindergarten

Missing Numbers 1-50 3 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 9

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 8

Missing Numbers – 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten

Hundred Chart – Number Chart 1-100 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 7

Number Chart: 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 6

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 5

Number Chart: 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 4

Missing Numbers: 1-20 3 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 3

Missing Numbers: 1 -10 Worksheet Kindergarten – 3

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Beginning Sound 4 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten

Scissor Cutting Skills Worksheet Kindergarten- 2

Beginning Sound 3 Worksheets Kindergarten – 7

Scissor Cutting Skills Worksheet Kindergarten

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten – 4

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten – 3

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 6

Number Chart 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Missing Numbers 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Number Chart 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Missing Numbers 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Number Chart – 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten

Ending Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten

Missing Numbers 1-50 Three Worksheets Kindergarten – 2

Missing Numbers 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Number Chart 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten

Cut and Paste Activity Worksheet Kindergarten

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten

Picture Addition – Beginner Addition – Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 5

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 4

Before and After Numbers – Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 3

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 2

Ordinal Numbers – Two Worksheets Kindergarten

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 5

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 4

Missing Operator – Add or Subtract – 2 Worksheets Kindergarten

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 3

Missing Operator – Add or Subtract – 4 Worksheets Kindergarten

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 2

Writing Worksheet First Grade

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 2

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 3

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 4

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 5

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 5

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 6

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 4

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 7

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 3

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 8

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 2

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 9

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 11

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 5

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 4

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 10

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 3

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 2

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool

Dinosaur Number Worksheet Preschool

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 10

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 12

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 9

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 13

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 14

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 8

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 15

Number of sides Worksheet Kindergarten

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 16

Book Report – Two Worksheets 1st Grade

Geometric Shape Name Labels Worksheet Preschool

Spiral – Tracing Two Worksheets Preschool

Counting, tracing and coloring shapes Worksheet Preschool 2

Number of sides Worksheet Preschool

Grid Tracing Worksheet Preschool

Counting, tracing and coloring shapes Worksheet Preschool

Picture Tracing House Worksheet Preschool

Beginner Mazes Worksheet Preschool – 3

Beginner Mazes Worksheet Preschool – 2

Number Comparison – Smallest Number Two Worksheets Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers Two Worksheets Kindergarten – 3

Trace and Color the Shapes Worksheets Preschool

Adding 3 Numbers Worksheet First Grade

Numbers in Words Worksheet First Grade

Skip Counting by 2 Worksheet First Grade – 3

Skip Counting by 2 Worksheet First Grade – 2

Skip Counting by 2 Worksheet First Grade

Skip Counting by 5 Worksheet – First Grade – 3

Skip Counting by 5 Worksheet – First Grade -2

Skip Counting by 5 Worksheet First Grade

Single Digit Addition Worksheet 3 Kindergarten

Emotions & Feelings – Happy, Sad and Mad Preschool

Emotions & Feelings – Happy, Sad, Mad and Surprise 1 Preschool Art

Elephant Tracing Preschool

Horse Tracing Preschool

Addition Doubles First Grade

Single Digit Addition 2 Kindergarten

Single Digit Addition 1 Kindergarten

Beginner Subtraction for Kindergarten 2

Beginner Subtraction for Kindergarten 1

Comparing Numbers 1-100 Three Worksheets Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers 2: First Grade

Comparing Numbers 1 : First Grade

Analogies: Critical Thinking First Grade

Comparing Numbers 1-20 Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Picture Addition 3: Sums up to 5 Kindergarten

Number Bonds Three Worksheets 1st Grade

Addition – 1 Digit Number to a 2 Digit Number with Regrouping Three Worksheets 2nd Grade

Picture Addition 2 : Sums up to 5 Kindergarten

Addition – 1 Digit Number to a 2 Digit Number with Regrouping Six Worksheets 2nd Grade

Picture Addition 1: Sums up to 5 Kindergarten

Time – Draw Hands on the Clock Face Three Worksheets Kindergarten

Number Line: Addition First Grade

Picture Addition Single Digit Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Number Line Addition Three Worksheets 1st Grade – 2

Analogies: Thinking Skill Kindergarten

Number Line Addition Eight Worksheets 1st Grade

Shape Tracing 3 – Stars Preschool

Addition Worksheet – Sums up to 20 Three Worksheets Kindergarten

Shape Tracing – Multi Circle Worksheet Preschool

Beginner Subtraction Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Shape Tracing – Multi Rectangle Worksheet Preschool

Shape Tracing – Multi Square Worksheet Preschool

Shape Tracing – Circle Worksheet Preschool

Number Comparison – Smallest Number Two Worksheets Kindergarten – 2

Picture Matching – Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool

Picture Matching – Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool – 2

Picture Matching – Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool – 3

Shape Tracing – Square Worksheet Preschool

Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool

Shape Tracing – Star Worksheet Preschool

Smallest Two Worksheets Preschool

Shape Tracing – Oval Worksheet Preschool

Biggest Worksheet Preschool – 3

Comparing Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Shapes – Color, Trace & Draw Two Worksheets Preschool

Counting Worksheet Kindergarten

Fruits – Color, Trace and Draw Worksheet Preschool

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 5

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 4

Feelings And Emotions – Color, Trace and Draw Worksheet Preschool

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Addition – Single Digit Worksheet Kindergarten 5

Subtraction – 1 Digit Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Comparing Numbers 1-10 – Greater Than, Less Than or Equal To Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Halloween Number Counting 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Comparing Numbers 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Halloween Number Counting 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Tens and Ones Two Worksheets Kindergarten

Halloween – Number Counting – 1-5 Worksheet Kindergarten

Halloween – Beginner Subtraction Worksheet Kindergarten

Halloween – Picture Addition – Single Digit Addition Worksheets – Two Kindergarten