Please note that with regard to lesson
plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient
civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring
of lines between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing
with archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological
subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also
automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not,
be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every
attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be
aware this may not always be possible.
Appropriate grade or age levels are
included with the lesson plans.
The number of lesson plans available online
for this topic is enormous. This site can not and does not index
all lesson resources. That would be impossible, as sites appear and
disappear with astonishing rapidity. The following provides some
idea of what is available and will hopefully be a good starting point.
This page is a supplement to Alaska Social Studies
where you will find additional material including
history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans,
state government and more.
lesson plan sites have a subscription fee or otherwise sell
their lesson plans (that is an additional feature of some of
the sites found here) all lesson plans and collections
of lesson plans listed here are free.
ALASKA – A Mini Unit Study
__ "This mini unit on ALASKA uses the cross curricular approach to education. There are several activities from different academics subjects for you to choose from. One of the most important things is to have fun!"
- From easyfunschool.com - http://www.easyfunschool.com/article1947.html
State Flag __ While not a lesson plan 'per se,' it
would be an excellent basis for one for teaching younger students about
your state flag with descriptions, history, and much more. - From allstates-flag.com
State Unit Study __ "These state unit studies are
designed to help children learn the geography of the United States and
learn factual information about every state. These studies are great for
children in the public and private education system as well as
homeschooled children." You will find lessons, printables,
activities, quizzes, maps, fun facts, and many other classroom activity
items. - From About.com - http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjgeog/a/susak.htm
Animals of Alaska __ Your students will use geography and
research skills to make a guide to the many types of animals living in
Denali National Park. Lesson is designed for internet research, but it
is adaptable. Goals, procedure. - From Sandra Boe - http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/alaska/index.html
United States of America Coloring Book - Alaska __ The
youngest of students can have fun coloring a map of their state along
with learning some interesting things about it. You will find a
print out for this classroom activity. - From blackdog.net - http://www.blackdog.net/refrigerator/coloringbook/usa/alaska.html
Alaska: Three Scavenger Hunts __ "In recognition of the
40th anniversary of Alaskan statehood, Education World introduces your
students to some of the best Web sites for learning about Alaska.
Challenge your students to answer the questions in one of three
grade-appropriate scavenger hunts. Choose the hunt that's best for your
students, whether they're in grades 1-3, grades 4-6, or grades 7-12.
(Answer Keys are provided.)" - From education-world.com - http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson095.shtml
St. George Island __ This is a lesson plan with printable
primary source maps, reading, and illustrations to teach students about
Alaska's Unagan, Russian and American periods. Students hold a fur seal
debate and discuss issues in their own communities. - Goals, procedure
and materials needed. - From alaskool.org - http://www.alaskool.org/native_ed/curriculum/st_george/st_george_toc.html
KidZone Geography - United States
Printables for various State Emblems: __ You will find class
activity material for your state as well as all the others. These
activities are for the earliest grade levels. - From kidzone - http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/usa/index.htm
Where You Are __ "Students research place names in their
state and discover and analyze the varied sources of these place
names." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduplace.com
Lesson Plans - Make State Maps With MapMachine
__ This lesson can be made Alaska specific. "This lesson asks
students to compare and contrast their state with another one using
observations they make from National Geographic's MapMachine. They'll
look at their own state's maps as the teacher creates them for the
class, and they'll make their own maps of another state of their choice.
They'll list their observations of the two states' maps then write
paragraphs comparing and contrasting what they've seen." - Goals,
procedure - From nationalgeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/03/g35/exploremaps.html
Let Me Tell You About My State!
__ "The purpose of this activity is to develop an awareness of the concepts of the United States through the Amateur Radio communication services. It provides an opportunity for the students to verbally interact information about their state. Comparing and collecting data about different cultures, current events, geography, history, government, natural resources, and climate conditions are examples of shared data. Students will be given the opportunity to interact with another student operator to exchange information. Verbal questioning skills, critical thinking skills and the growth of writing skills will be enhanced. Through sharing of information about ones' state, published reports will be written from the acquired data."
Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/bz9ou
Mini Study of a
State __ The students will learn to do research while comparing
your state with one of the states of the U.S. They will be graded on information, drawing and art work, spelling and punctuation and neatness.
Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8y9ks
__ Students will use different types of resources (computer software,
research books, etc.) to find the climate, landforms, natural resources,
government officials, etc. of a specific state. In this case,
yours. Goals, procedure and materials. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8alyq
Women in Alaska's History
__ This is a webquest which could be used as a class activity.
"Here you will learn about some of the women that helped shape the
Alaska we know today. We have tried to include a diverse group of women
but there were many more who came to accept the challenge of Alaska. We
have included information about the women, crafts, stories, and plenty
of resources. We also have a search engine and time-line so you can
search for a specific woman or time period in our history. Educators, be
sure and check out our activities section with ideas and fun projects to
supplement this site." - From thinkquest.org - http://library.thinkquest.org/11313/
template __ Print out this template for your students to
create a state brochure as a class activity. - From North Canton City Schools