Alaska State History Teacher Resources
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People and Whales: A History
Whales and people have had a long and sordid history. To understand the impact that biological populations have had on each other, learners conduct research on specific topics related to the whale industry. They use their findings to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
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...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Reliving History through Slave Narratives
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own...
5th - 9th Social Studies & History
How Do Artists Effectively Relate Historic Events?
Young scholars explore African American migration. In this black culture and history lesson, students use a map to identify northern and southern states in which African Americans lived in the 1900s. Young scholars observe and describe...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
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....
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Storytelling: Oral Traditions
Students experience oral traditions in storytelling from a variety of cultures. In this storytelling lesson, students watch short video about oral traditions and of two cultural stories. They look for commonalities and differences in the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
American Becomes a Colonial Power
Exploring the idea of America joining "the imperialist club" at the end of the 19th century, this presentation presents reasons why America not only had the drive to explore the world, but the power and wealth with which to do so....
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Alaska History: Oral Traditions
Students research American culture by reading a story in class. In this Alaskan heritage lesson, students read the book Red Cedar of Afognak and discuss the characters, settings and conflicts of the Alaskan story. Students complete a...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts