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Alaskan Unit lesson #5

Subjects:

Language Arts, Social Studies  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

Title – Alaskan Unit lesson #5
By – Debbie Haren
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – K-3rd grade
Materials:
computers
internet access
paper
pens/pencils

Discussion:
Review all the previous lesson about Alaska. Talk about all the books that you have read to them about Alaska and the animals that live there. Discuss all the new words they have learned during the unit. I would also suggest that these words be used as extra credit on their spelling tests.

Procedure:

Talk about what they think the children in Alaska do for fun. Ask the children to research on the internet what Alaskan children do. What are some of their customs. What do they believe in? Do they have school all year or some of the year? Do they have snow days? HAHA!
Discuss with the children about the facts that we know about Eskimo people. That they are very peaceful. They only hunt what they can eat. They are known for their respect for nature and animals.
Procedure:
Have them look up some of these questions for research about Eskimo children.

What do children do for fun?
What are some sports they play in the snow?
How long is their school year?
What holidays do they celebrate?
Why do they celebrate these holidays?
Do they help make their own snow boots?
What do they eat? What are some of their favorite foods?

EXTENSION:

See if you can find a way to start a pen pal program with a class in Alaska…
If so then share the letters with the class when they arrive….

E-Mail Debbie Haren!

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