Remember Our Soldiers
Materials for experiential,active learners
Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis
and the Purple Adventure Goggles
Facts to Wow your Friends!(Check out for April: Earth Day,Arbor Day, Oceans, Dirt, Shakespeare and Books!
(New: Sample Iditarod Webquest!)
History For Kids
Tween Tribune-News Stories for Student
DogoNews: Fodder for Young Minds
Time for Kids-Around the World
BBC Website for Kids
Photograph of totem pole by Gail Hennessey
State in Focus: ALASKA
Gail Skroback Hennessey
What do you know about the state of Alaska?
Use for following link to answer the map questions: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/alaska/
Webquest on Alaska.
1. Siberian huskies and Alaska malamutes are the two main breeds used in the famous Iditarod race. Started in______, the Iditarod, nicknamed the _______________________ is held each year in honor of the Great Race of Mercy, of 1925, to bring needed medicine to sick children living in which Alaskan city?_________Mushers with dog sleds carried the medicine over a 674 mile journey.From which city does the race begin each year? ____________ Find the answers at this link:http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/iditarod/historic/index.asp?article=historic_iditarod
2. The word Alaska comes from Aleyska,an Aluet word meaning______________ The state's nickname is __________________.There are 3000 rivers and 3 million lakes in Alaska! What is the name of the largest lake in Alaska?____________ Of the 10 strongest earthquakes to have taken place around the world, how many took place inAlaska?__________ The Yukon River is the ________ largest river in the United States.Find the answers at this link:
Fun Facts about Alaska:
Cheechako means newcomer to Alaska
Alaska has 47,000 miles of coastline and is the only state to touch 3 different seas.
A Sourdough,nickname for gold prospectors, comes from the bread started that these people brought along with them.
Muktuk is raw blubber of bowhead whale(beluga and narwhal,too).Some consider it a delicacy.
http://alaskacenters.gov/alaskan-dinosaurs.cfmHave students learn about some of the dinosaur discoveries made in the state of Alaska.
http://alaskacenters.gov/aurora.cfmLearn about the northern lights, the aurora borealis. There is a short clip of the lights, too.
Click here to see the complete resource:Alaska: Webquest/Extension Activities!