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All About Alaska

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Alaska was the 49th state to join the union. It became a state on January 3, 1959.

State facts about Alaska

Capital - Juneau

Abbreviation - AK

Nickname - The Last Frontier

Motto - North To The Future

Song - Alaska's Flag

Bird - Willow Ptarmigan

Flower - Forget Me Not

Insect - Four Spot Skimmer Dragonfly

Area - approximately 656,425 square miles

Websites for studying about Alaska

Alaska State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Alaska


From the University of Alaska Anchorage

Alaska's Kids Corner

From the State of Alaska Official Alaska State website

A to Z Kids Stuff - Alaska

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Alaska

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Alaska

Explore the States - Alaska

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Alaska

Facts & Trivia about Alaska - Alaska

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Alaska

Awesome America - Alaska

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Alaska.


From Learn about Alaska.

H.I.P. Pocket Change - Alaska

Created by the US Mint, these coloring pages can be accessed by Wayback Machine.

Bears and You

Nothing will guarantee your safety in bear country, but knowledge of bears and proper behavior greatly reduce your risk.

Endangered and Threatened Species of Alaska Curriculum

The teaching packet to teach students about biodiversity and endangered wildlife.

Sea Ducks of Alaska Activity Guide

A hands-on Activity Guide for grades 4-6.

Chugach National Forest Photos


Role of Fire in Alaska Unit Study

Alaska forest and tundra fires burn thousands of acres each year, affecting Alaskans throughout the state. Whether these fires are a result of natural events, prescribed burns, or human accident, they effect Alaska's ecosystems, wildlife, and economy. This curriculum was designed to help Alaskan students learn about the role of fire in boreal forest and tundra ecosystems. Accessed through Wayback Archives

Learn About Seabirds (pdf)

The "Learn About Seabirds" curricula is for grades 4-6 and is designed to teach students about Alaska's seabird populations, their worldwide significance, and the impacts seabirds are vulnerable to.

Alaska's Wild Salmon Teacher's Guide

Alaska Digital Wildlife Photography Handbook

This 10-page handbook is written for students 4-12th grade. It contains great tips about digital photography as well as wildlife photography.

Alaska: Facts, Map and State Symbols

From Enchanted Learning,com

Alaska:The Last Frontier State

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Alaska resources.

The State of Alaska

Gene Conservation Lab Kids Page

Hi kids! This web page is about fish, fish and the State of Alaska. If you're grade-school age, then this page is for you. If you are older than that, you might still be interested; but, you better get the permission of a grade-schooler to continue. In this page you will find pictures of Alaskan kids catching all kinds of fish. You will read fishy stories, including the salmon story.

Wildlife Conservation

Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Our Wild Neighbors

An educational resource book about Alaskan animals lets you explore habitat, the food web, people and parks.

Alaska Kids' Stuff

From SLED: Statewide Library Electronic Doorway.

Eight Stars of Gold: The Story of Alaska's Flag

The Alaska State Museum designed its online resources site to give teachers, students and families access to the Museum's current exhibits and collections. Using historical information and guided interpretation, students can visit and learn from exhibits which they may not have the opportunity to physically view. All activities and lesson plans are correlated to the Alaska State Content Standards in a number of disciplines, including the Arts, English/Language Arts, Social Studies and Mathematics.

Alaska Kids

From the State of Alaska: Education, safety and nature information.

Alaska Virtual Field Trips

The Pleistocene Gubik Formation, Skull Cliff, AlaskaBarrow

Virtual field trip onlineThis virtual field trip for earth science and geology was compiled from images and data collected under a research permit (NSB 96-093) from the North Slope Borough Planning Department, Barrow, Alaska.

More Alaska field trips ...

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