Moore, Skagway and the Great Adventure Northwards
Moore, Skagway, and the Great Adventure is an interdisciplinary program designed to help 4-6th grade students achieve state and national standards in history, reading, writing, geography, math, and Alaska Studies.
This program can be entirely classroom based, or can be combined with a visit to the park. You'll find two park-based program options and an activity book that provide students with an opportunity to explore the role Skagway and its residents had in the Klondike Gold Rush:
- Option A consists of a 45-minute illustrated town tour where students will discover the unique resources of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park first hand.
- Option B consists of the town tour with two additional hands on opportunities. A 10-minute museum activity and a costumed 40-minute Moore Homestead activity. The hands on opportunities will complement the tour by bringing the Victorian age alive for the students.
- The activity book consists of an introduction; several history readings on the Klondike, Skagway and Captain William Moore; activities; reading recommendations; vocabulary lists; a timeline of the Klondike Gold Rush; and a Jeopardy-style game.
After completing the activities in this guide, students will be able to:
- Identify the national economic reason behind the explosive nature of the Klondike Gold Rushstampede
- Describe the linear development of Skagway from homestead to post gold rush boomtown
- List three important figures in Skagway's history
- Commerce and Industry, Economics, Entrepreneurs, Geography, Geology, Historic Preservation, History, Pioneer America, Westward Expansion
- National/State Standards:
- Alaska State Standards:
History A5 A6 C2
English/Language Arts C3
Alaska Studies History Standards - Gold Rush HB4
- Klondike, Skagway, Gold Rush