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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...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Three Alaska Native Leaders
Pupils 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. Pupils present their findings through drama and discuss...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
K - 1st Science
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...
4th English Language Arts
Alaska's Native Population: Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts
Students explore the unique population of Alaska. In this Native people of Alaska instructional activity, students discover the three groups of people who live in Alaska. Students describe the similiarities and differences between the...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts