Alaska State History Teacher Resources
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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
For 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
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
A Journey To Alaska
Students 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
The Last Great Race
Third graders identify and discover why the Iditarod race is done each year. They explore the historical significance of the Iditarod. Students also use web sites to research related topics, i.e. diseases (diptheria), geography of Alaska, history of the Iditarod, and dog training.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Land Purchases in U.S. History
Go back in time and do the math for the major land purchases in US history. An activity testing skills in scientific notation and exponent rules allows learners to research the three major land purchases and use those findings for their calculations.
8th - 10th Math 31 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How History Shaped the Alaska Constitution
Students examine the historical issues that impacted the development of the Alaska Constitution. Using the internet, they read various articles and answer questions related to the Constitution. They write an essay from the point of view of a framer of the Constitution and discuss how far the state has progressed.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Compare/Contrast: The United States and Alaska Constitutions
Students compare and contrast the United States and Alaska Constitution. After reading each preamble, they identify the reasons for each constitution to be drafted and discuss what they reveal about citizens responsiblity in government. They define and use new vocabulary as well.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Alaska Constitution: What It Means to You
Students examine the Alaska Constitution and determine what it means to them. In groups, they explore different sections of the document in which they match Article and Section cards with the correct translation. They review the answers as a class.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Capitalism and Socialism
"Is capitalism competition natural and good, or should there be systems in place to check it for the sake of our collective well-being?" Explore the complexity and history behind capitalism and socialism in Crash Course World History #33. Though he presents information quickly, Green also extensively dissects these broad economic concepts, highlighting key personalities in their development, terms such as industrial and mercantilism capitalism, as well as class struggle and communism.
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable