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  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Moore, Skagway and the Great Adventure Northwards

    historic image of woman and two children riding a cart pulled by two goats down a dirt road, clapboard buildings in background

    At the end of the nineteenth century, Victorian America was in the grasp of a depression. With the discovery of gold in the Yukon, economies were invigorated and the ensuing gold rush gave Skagway, Alaska, and its residents an infamous place in history. Today we can explore this history by immersing ourselves in the story of "Captain William Moore, Skagway and the Great Adventure."

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Economics, Entrepreneurs, Geography, Geology, Historic Preservation, History, Pioneer America, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    Alaska State Standards:
    History A5 A6 C2
    Geography A1
    Mathematics B6
    English/Language Arts C3
    Alaska Studies History Standards - Gold Rush HB4
    Keywords:
    Klondike, Skagway, Gold Rush
  • Three of the lesson plans in the "Teaching with Historic Places" series feature the 'last great adventure' - the late 1800's gold rush to the far north.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Subjects:
    History
    Keywords:
    Gold Rush
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Conservation vs Preservation and the National Park Service

    Discover the difference between conservation and preservation and learn how the National Park Service plays a role in each.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Science and Technology
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Earth Science in Alaska

    Students sit in a brown field near the ocean, with a steep mountain, partly covered in snow, rising in the background

    Dyea, Alaska is a system of tidal flats located 10 miles from Skagway, and is one of a limited number of places left of its kind. Dyea contains a ghost town, a relic from the past. The learning opportunities here are infinite and provide an outdoor classroom where students can use inquiry and investigation skills to study the dynamic landscape. The focus of this curriculum is a field study of Dyea, where students will collect samples, make observations, and monitor the quality habitat.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science
    National/State Standards:
    Alaska State GLE:
    Science as Inquiry
    (5)SG 2.1 Reviewing and recording results of investigation of the natural world
    Keywords:
    earth science, alaska, forest succession, ghost town
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Cultural Impact of the Klondike Gold Rush

    Learn about the immediate and lasting impacts of the stampede to the remote goldfields.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Resources and Energy

    Explore resources, different sources of energy, and brainstorm ways to reduce our consumption.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    History, Science and Technology
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface