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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.
Sixth graders conduct Internet research on the physical and human characteristics of Alaska. They compose and write geopoems about the state of Alaska, using a template.
Students reserach an Alaska Native leader. They present their report to the class and then write an essay in which they reflect on their understandings of the history of Alaska Natives.
Students research Alaska's state, local, and tribal governments, as well as Alaska's long and complex relationship with the federal government.
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.
Students read about Alaska's physical systems and determine how Alaska's physical makeup has impacted its history. They create timelines of their particular physical system.
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.
Students study term associated with Alaska Native history and contemporary societies. They focus on trends and themes related to Alaska Native history.
Students inquire about biology by creating ecology flash cards. In this wetland lesson plan, students identify the many different plants in Alaska and examine their characteristics by creating a group of flash cards with their image on the front. Students quiz each other on the plants and animals that reside in the great northern state.
Students define the term "place," collect data about Alaska and the Iditarod from several web sites, take online quiz using information gathered, and draw conclusions based upon their data collection and analysis.
Fourth graders explore how humans adapt to variations in physical environment, compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment and identify and compare the human characteristics of selected regions.
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. 
Students discover the animals of Alaska. In this Alaskan animals lesson, students work in groups to think of animals they may find in Alaska. Students research Internet sites for information on the animals they chose. Students make a poster about the animals and share with the class.
In this Alaska worksheet, learners write an acrostic poem about the state of Alaska. Students use the letters in ALASKA to begin each new line of poetry about the state.
In this word jumble worksheet, students unscramble the letters to spell words associated with the state of Alaska. Students spell 20 words.
In this online interactive Alaska quarter worksheet, students examine an Alaska quarter picture and answer 4 questions regarding it. This worksheet may be printed for classroom use.
In this United States history worksheet, students use the 15 clues in order to fill in the crossword puzzle with the appropriate answers pertaining to Alaska.
In this Alaska outline map activity, students examine political boundaries of the state and the placement its capital city as well as its major cities. This map is not labeled.
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.
Students describe and explain variations in Alaska's physical environment including climate, landforms, natural resources and natural hazards and compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment.

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