Geography of Alaska

This Geography of Alaska unit also includes:

New Review

A unit on the 49th state covers a variety of topics from the geography of Alaska to Native American myths.  Academics work to analyze information found in primary source materials including old newspaper articles and artifacts. Young historians then research, write, and complete art projects to demonstrate their new understanding of the state of Alaska. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils share what they think Alaska is like
  • Guide learners to create their own myths based on the Native American Raven Myth 
Classroom Considerations

  • The vocabulary words myth and legend may be unfamiliar to some
Pros

  • The unit has multiple lessons on Alaska
  • Materials are incorporated into the lessons to make it easier to prepare
Cons

  • None