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There's a Place That Has a Race
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.
Exploring Environmental Change
Students explore Alaska's Arctic region. In this environmental change instructional activity, students participate in an activity that requires them to make observations about their environment and discuss the data they collect.
Alaska the Elephant
Students explore an Internet website, locating and matching the shape of an elephant's head to a state in the U.S. They complete an Alaska worksheet, identifying other geographical locations surrounding Alaska.
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.
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.
A Geopoem About Alaska
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.
Profiles of Alaska Native Leaders
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.
Federalism - United States, Alaska, and Local Governments
Students research Alaska's state, local, and tribal governments, as well as Alaska's long and complex relationship with the federal government.
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.
Alaska's Physical Systems and History
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.
Compare/Contrast: The United States and Alaska Constitutions
Pupils 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.
Alaska Native History Acronyms
Students study term associated with Alaska Native history and contemporary societies. They focus on trends and themes related to Alaska Native history.
High School Mathematics Problems from Alaska: Writing an Equation: Altitude Range vs. Day in Barrow, Alaska
Learners answer questions about the altitude range of the sun over time in Barrow, Alaska.
High School Mathematics Problems from Alaska: Tourist and Traveler Information
High schoolers work with monetary exchange rates and the metric system as they simulate working to help tourists travel through Canada to Alaska.
Web of Life - Alaska
Seventh graders research Alaska, then construct their own food web after researching a habitat of their choice.
Learning About Location: Charting the Path of the George W. Elder
Students acquire a working knowledge of the geographical concepts: absolute location, relative location, longitude and latitude. They analyze primary sources that shows the physical and human characteristics of the places along the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition's route. Students generate route maps using sequencing skills.
Finding Fairweather Fault
Students observe world geography by examining a topographic map. In this Alaska lesson plan, 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.
Assessing and Making Maps
Students evaluate maps using the TODALSIGs basic map analysis system, explained on the worksheet. They create a map of Alaska using TODALSIGs. Students brainstorm the elements of maps.
Students study the data on Alaska's earthquakes over the years. In this earth science lesson, students calculate the energy output of earthquakes using a mathematical formula. They graph and analyze their data.
Farming the Great Land
Students decide which land in Alaska is suitable for farming using a state map. Teachers help the students discover why only so much of the land is suitable for farming.