DISCOVERING ALASKA – Multicultural Education Series by Hayes School Publishing Co – H-MC115R

WELCOME TO ALASKA BULLETIN BOARD

WELCOME TO ALASKA BULLETIN BOARD

  1. Cover the bulletin board with blue paper for sky. Cover the bottom of the bulletin board with white paper for snow.
  2. Reproduce, color, cut out, and assemble the “musher” and dog sled (page

3), the eight husky dogs (page 4), the paper dolls (page 11), the woman with child (page 18), and the igloo and children (page 16) and staple onto the bulletin board.

  1. Print the “Iditarod” message on this page (Optional: You may add a decorative Alaskan border) onto white construction paper. Staple “Iditarod” message to the bulletin board.
  2. Make letters that say “Welcome to Alaska” and staple the words onto the bulletin board.

Suggested reading
Read:Gill, Shelley. Kiana’s Iditarod Paws IV Publishing Co., Homer, Alaska. 1984.ISBN (0-934007-00-4)

WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity

Sample PDF Activity

IDITAROD

• World’s largest dog sled race.
• The length of the race is more than 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.
• The “musher” trains 8-18 huskies to race.
• Each sled is equipped with: snow shoes, sleeping bag, ax, dog’s feet booties, food for dogs and “musher.”
• The prize for the race is $100,000.00 for the first 20 racers who complete the race in 11 to 32 days.

IDITAROD MUSHER AND DOG SLED

Enlarge the “musher” and dog sled on an overhead projector or copy machine.

Table of Contents

BULLETIN BOARD
Iditarod Bulletin Board – 2
Iditarod Musher and Dog Sled – 3
Iditarod Husky Dogs – 4

INTRODUCING ALASKA
Mystery Travel Box – 5
Where Is Alaska? – 5
Alaska Display – 6
Read About Alaska – 6
Puffin Big Book – 6

LANGUAGE ARTS
Days-of-the-Week Chair Race – 8
Alaskan Months-of-the-Year Stamps – 8
Let’s Talk Alaskan Sentence Strips! – 9
Raven Hat Word Cards – 10

SOCIAL STUDIES
Alaskan Costumes (Paper Dolls) – 11
Alaska Oil Pipeline – 13
Bush Pilots – 13
Alaskan Igloo – 13
Kuspuk – 17
Potlatch – 17
Totem Poles – 17
Ceremonial Masks – 21
Mukluks – 21
Bear Paws – 21
Kayak – 25
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) – 25
Ice Fishing – 25

MATHEMATICS
Rainbow Plaster Fish Sculptures – 28
Miniature Alaskan Number Book – 28
Baked Alaska – 30
Highbush Cranberry Jelly – 31

ARTS AND CRAFTS
Na Lukatag (Blanket Toss) – 32
Alaskan Baskets – 32
Ivory Carvings (Scrimshaw) – 33
Alaskan Beadwork – 34
Chilkat Blankets – 34

SCIENCE
Reindeer – 35
Caribou – 35
Moose – 35
Steller Sea Lions – 35
Alaska Fur Seals – 38
Ringed Seal – 38
Spotted Seal – 38
Pacific Bearded Seal – 38
Ribbon Seal – 38
Musk-oxen – 40
Story of Salmon – 40
Pacific Walrus – 40
Black Bears – 44
Brown/Grizzly Bears – 44
Polar Bears – 44
Narwhal – 46
Blue Whale – 46
Humpback Whale – 46
Killer Whale (Orca) – 46

Bibliography/Alaskan Literature Listing – 48

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