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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
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 3 Views 30 Downloads
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 5 Downloads
Alaska's Native Population: Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts
Students explore the unique population of Alaska. In this Native people of Alaska lesson, 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
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 4 Downloads
Adventure to Alaska
Young scholars 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
A Journey To Alaska
Pupils create an electronic scrapbook of a virtual field trip to Alaska. They first check the weather and plan what to bring for a real trip. As they explore various websites representing five stopovers on the trip they copy photos and journal about the trip.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
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 plan, 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
Exploring Alaska's Seamounts - Volcanoes, Plates, and Chains
Students examine the formation of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska. For this seamount lesson, 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
Three Alaska Native Leaders
Students discover the contributions of 3 Alaskan leaders. In this Alaska history instructional activity, 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
Alaska Statehood: Profiles of Leadership
Students examine the film THE 49TH STAR and a variety of other sources to the history of Alaska's statehood. They research more closely the life of one individual who played a role in the statehood process.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads