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?
In 1896, a year before the Stampeders travelled through Seattle to the Klondike, the city's total business receipts were $300,000. Within eight months of the S.S. Portland's arrival in August 1897 Seattle businesses generated $25 million.