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Dream a Dream: Reach a Goal
Fifth graders describe the origins of the Iditarod Race and identify the defining characteristics of the Iditarod - what it is, where it takes place, when and why it takes place, its rules, and its participants. After gathering information, 5th graders describe the training and preparation that is required by an Iditarod musher and their dog team.
5th English Language Arts
Iditarod Picture Dictionary
Students are introduced to the Iditarod and create a picture dictionary of key Iditarod terms. They review photographs of mushers and sled dogs and then draw illustrations with one-line written captions to accompany the pictures for their dictionaries.
K - 2nd Physical Education
Animals in Alaska
Students discover the animals of Alaska. For 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.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Inuit and Arctic Animals
Students will explore the animals and people living in the Arctic. In this science lesson, students locate Alaska on a globe, discuss its climate and geographical features, and identify common arctic animals. Students complete the first part of a KWL chart about animals that live in the arctic, listen to the book In Arctic Waters by Laura Crawford Silvan, and add new facts that they learned after reading the book.
K - 2nd Science
The Brief American Pageant: The Ordeal of Reconstruction
With a map on the military reconstruction in the post-Civil War South, and an interesting graphic comparing the size of Alaska to the continental United States, this presentation could be a good (albeit short) supplement to a class lecture on Reconstruction.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Finding Fairweather Fault
Students observe world geography by examining a topographic map. In this Alaska lesson, students examine a map of the state and identify the surrounding area of Lituya Bay. Students utilize potatoes and food coloring to create a visual aid which details topography around Alaska.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Effects of Global Warming in Alaska
Students view video clips and create presentations to illustrate the problems in Alaska related to global warming. In this climate change lesson plan, students view a Quick-Time video about the consequences of global warming in Alaska. They research an aspect of the problem and present it to the class.
6th - 12th Science