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Jan. 3, 1959 | Alaska Becomes a State
Make connections with past history and current events with this critical thinking exercise. Kids read background information relating to Alaska's statehood as well as information on oil drilling and Alaska's economy. They put it all together to answer several critical thinking and opinion-based questions.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Alaska Purchase Debate
Students examine the benefits and the challenges Alaska has presented to the United States. They research what the government and the people of the United States considered at the time of the purchase of Alaska in order to debate the issue.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Alaska Book Quiz
In this books worksheet, students complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Alaska." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, popularity of other books at the same time, and more.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Adventure to Alaska
Students use their imagination and research skills to create a virtual tour of the "Land of the Midnight Sun." They are told that Alaska is the largest state in the United States. Students gather information about Alaska to help them plan an imaginary expedition there.
4th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Alaska Native Ways of Knowing
Pupils watch a video on the Alaskan native ways. They examine how knowledge was passed down from elders and how the Alaskans lived with harmony in nature. Learners then prepare and present a classroom science fair project based on their own lives.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Humongous vegetables can inspire and awaken your mathematicians to the large math concepts in our Common Core standards. What is the secret to growing such gargantuan garden objects in Alaska? In the state that is closest to the North Pole, the length of the growing season and the average monthly daylight hours are extreme factors.
4th - 8th Math 29 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Football a Big Success in Small Alaska City
Students read about the creation of a football program at a small-town school in Alaska. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a map and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a think-pair-share discussion.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 4 Views 28 Downloads
Three Alaska Native Leaders
Students discover the contributions of 3 Alaskan leaders. In this Alaska history lesson, students research the leaders Nathaniel Bowditch, Ki'ianaa'ahu'ula, and Elizabeth Peratrovich. Students present their findings through drama and discuss how they can apply the leadership skills each of the leaders possessed to their own lives.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Water Cycling in the Wilderness: Alaska quarter reverse
The Alaskan wilderness contains every imaginable element of the water cycle: it has flowing streams, cool spring rain, and frozen glaciers. Pupils use a series of worksheets to identify and define evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.
K - 1st Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
The Coin and the Fable: Alaska quarter reverse
An Alaskan quarter and a book of fables is what you'll need to start this lesson. Learners will use the image of the bear and the salmon found on the reverse side of the Alaskan quarter as inspiration. They will compose a fable about the two animals, carefully including all the elements of a fable.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
In this Alaska worksheet, students complete 6 pages of readings and questions about the state of Alaska. Included are general facts, First Nation groups, European arrival, industry and people. Each page has a short text and 6 multiple choice questions.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
Alaska's Native Population: Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts
Students explore the unique population of Alaska. In this Native people of Alaska lesson plan, students discover the three groups of people who live in Alaska. Students describe the similiarities and differences between the three groups. Students also design their own Native art.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
A Neighborhood Expedition
Students plan and conduct an expedition through their neighborhood based on the techniques used by the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in 1899. They research the Harriman expedition on the internet and then create a route and collection techniques to put together an album of their neighborhood journey.
K Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Exploring Alaska's Seamounts - Volcanoes, Plates, and Chains
Learners examine the formation of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska. In this seamount activity, student focus on how the Axial-Cobb-Eikelberg-Patton chain was formed. They learn the associated vocabulary, and watch a teacher demonstration of periodic volcanic eruptions using a frame screen.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 1 Download
What Do We Learn From the Repartiation of Alaska Native Artifacts?
Students observe and evaluate evidence of Alaska Native cultural symbols and artifacts. They research historical data from a variety of primary resources, including the Harriman expedition journals, related web sites, oral accounts, maps, and photographs.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Alaska: The People and the Land
Students read and analyze the short story about Alaskan Native heritage "Otoonah." They develop a class diagram comparing and contrasting the lives of the students and the Otoonah, conduct Internet research on tribes of Alaska, complete a worksheet, and create a PowerPoint presentation about a selected tribe.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads