Closed May 1
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be closing early May 1, 2014. The visitor center will be closed from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm and will not be opened for First Thursday evening activities.
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?
Klondike Gold Rush discoveries totaled about 20% of what was found during the California Gold Rush of 1849.