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Alaska Theme Unit


Questions, Facts, and "Who am I?" for the state of Alaska
     State of Alaska Mixed Review: fill-in questions, "Who am I", facts, and writing prompts (multiple keys)


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     The Snow Is Falling! (Grades 2-3)
     The Man Who Became a Caribou (Grades 3-8)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Ptarmigans (Short Reader; Grades 3-4 Readability)
     Glacier Bay National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Kenai Fjords National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Kobuk Valley National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Denali National Park (Short Reader; Grades 3-6 Readability)
     Katmai National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
     Jamie's week at Camp Habitat (Grades 2-3)
     Eskimos in Alaska (Grades 3-4)
     Alaska Becomes a State (Grades 4-6)
     Statehood through the Eyes of Native Animals (Grades 4-6)
     The Auroral Lights (Grades 4-6)
     Seward's Folly (Grades 7-9)


Alaska Maze
Build Alaska maze - Make multiple mazes at once


State of Alaska Theme - Math Stories
     Alaska Math (Grades 2-3)
     Alaska Math (Grades 4-6)


Books
            Seals in Alaska (Grades 4-6)
            Pacific Walruses (Grades 5-6)
            Dall Sheep (Grades 5-6)
            The Northern Lights (Grades 5-8)
            Flying in Alaska: Bush Planes (Grades 6-8)
            Wolverines (Grades 6-8)
            The Alaska-Canada Highway (Grades 6-8)
            AK is for Alaska (Grades 4-6)


State of Alaska Theme - Story Starters
     Alaska Story Starter Printables


State of Alaska Theme
     Location of Alaska in the United States Printable and Information


State of Alaska Theme Time Line
     Alaska Time Line #1 (14 events in time line)
     Alaska Time Line #2 (24 events in time line)

Alaska: Reading Comprehensions with References to Alaska
This section lists reading comprehensions on edHelper.com with references to the state of Alaska. These reading comprehensions were not written specifically for the state theme unit.

     Top reading comprehensions with most references to Alaska
     Alaska for Sale (Grade 7)
     More Than Snow (Grade 3)
     The Filipinos in Alaska (Grade 9)
     The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 (Grade 9)
     Alaskan Maverick (Grade 8)
     Economy of the West Region (Grade 6)
     Exploring Alaska (Grade 9)
     World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (Grade 8)
     The Iditarod (Grade 7)
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (Grade 6)
     Kids in Depression Times: Alice - 1934 (Grade 4)
     What's Wrong in Alaska? (Grade 3)
     Seward's Folly (Grade 9)
     Katmai National Park and Preserve (Grade 6)

Biographies
(Grades 6-8)
     Alaskan Maverick
     Anne Morrow Lindbergh
     Charlayne Hunter-Gault
     Ed Yost, Father of Modern Hot Air Ballooning
     Jean Craighead George: The Wonders of Nature
     The Ends of the Earth: Ann Bancroft, Polar Explorer
     The World's Favorite Cowboy
     Will Steger, Polar Adventurer
(Grades 9-12)
     James A. Michener, the Born Storyteller
     Scott Carpenter

Daily Themes
(Grades 3-5)
     Gentle Giants
     Klondike Miners
     More Than Snow
     The "Lone Star" Is Not Lonely
(Grades 6-8)
     Coast Guard Day
     North Pole Adventure
     The Great Pecan Caper
     The Iditarod
     World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Miscellaneous
(no assigned grade level)
     Before Columbus
     Canada - Geography
     It's About Time
     Quebec Theme - Polar Bears
(Grades 1-2)
     Kansas Kate
(Grades 3-5)
     A Closer Look at Globes
     Ada Blackjack: Heroine of the Arctic
     Another Kind of School
     Bears
     Biomes and Ecosystems
     Bored in the Snow?
     Countries, States, Cities, and Towns
     Dall Sheep
     Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
     Glacier Bay National Park
     Hudson Bay Furs
     Hudson's Bay Company
     Kansas is Unique!
     Kenai Fjords National Park
     Kids in Depression Times: Alice - 1934
     Kobuk Valley National Park
     Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!
     Lynx
     Old Glory's Story
     Ptarmigans
     Reasons for Regions
     Sea Otters and Manatees
     Seals
     Suleiman Flies a Kite in a Refugee Camp
     The Inuit
     Touring the United States Regions
     What Are Glaciers?
     What's Wrong in Alaska?
     Writing to a Pen Pal
(Grades 6-8)
     Air Masses
     Alaska for Sale
     Battling the Bitterroots: Mountain Battle
     British Columbia and Confederation
     Building an Empire
     Chilling Out with Ice Sculptures
     Climate During The Cenozoic Era
     Denali National Park
     Denali National Park
     Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?
     Dog Sledding
     Dwight Eisenhower
     Earth's Ice Ages
     Economy of the West Region
     Explore Fun Facts about the United States
     Exploring North America - Its Water
     Exploring North America - The Landforms
     Friendly Letter - Letter to Share Information
     Frigid Zones
     George Vancouver
     Glacier Movements and Effects on Climate
     History of the National Park Service
     Hoary Marmots
     Jean Studies U.S. Geography
     Kathleen Karr
     Katmai National Park and Preserve
     Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
     Lemmings
     Life in a Refugee Camp
     Michigan's First People
     Mount St. Helens Blows Her Top
     Mountain Biomes
     Native American Dolls
     Native American Totem Poles
     Native Americans in the Northern Area
     Native Americans of the Northwest Coast Area
     North America
     Ocean Water on the Move
     Passing Plates II - Who's Fault?
     Porcupines
     Ravens
     Shishmaref: A Tale of Global Warming
     Snowbiking
     Temperate Rain Forests
     The Exxon Valdez Brings Danger to the Environment
     The Great Lakes
     The History of Tsunamis
     The Midwest
     The Northern Lights
     The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run
     What Are Time Zones?
     What Did the People of the Totem Pole Believe?
     What Is a Taiga?
     What Is a Tsunami?
     Where in the World Are You?
     Who Were the First Immigrants in America?
     Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!
     Why Did Russians Come to America?
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
     Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
     Yellowstone National Park
(Grades 9-12)
     A Costly Oops!
     America, At Whose Cost?
     Autumn Across America
     Exploring Alaska
     Seward's Folly
     The Earth Spits Fire
     The Environment: Voices and Choices
     The Filipinos in Alaska
     The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964
     The Rainforest

Stories
(no assigned grade level)

Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     Bald Eagles
     Brown Bears
     Giddyup, Equus!
     Musk Oxen
     Sea Otters
(Grades 9-12)
     American Bison


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