Closed March 18 - 19 - 20, 2014
The park will be closed all day on the following dates for scheduled maintenance; Tuesday March 18, Wednesday March 19, and Thursday March 20, 2014.
Activity 8: Map Day
1. Start by saying:
2. Give students a map extending from Washington State to Alaska. Have students glue map(s) into their journals. They will locate and mark significant sites/locations of the region: Seattle; British Columbia; Vancouver Island; Puget Sound; Pacific Ocean; Skagway; Dyea; Lake Bennett; Dawson; Alaska; Canada; Yukon River. This will give students an idea of where they're headed with this adventure.
3. As different legs of the journey are completed have students highlight the area traveled on their maps.
OBJECTIVE: To help students see the physical relationship between Seattle and the Klondike; To help develop map reading skills; To help students appreciate the distance traveled by the Stampeders.
1. Copies of a Map of Coastline extending from Washington State to Alaska. (PDF)
TIME: 20 to 30 minutes
Did You Know?
Many stampeders thought the Klondike Gold Fields were located in Alaska. Actually the gold placer deposits were in the Yukon Territory, in Canada.