If you can't bring your students to Sitka National Historical Park, the park's distance learning resources can bring Alaska's history and natural resources to your classroom.
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Give your students one additional tool to improve their math skills. By creating and using a Russian abacus, students can work on addition, subtraction, decimal places and place value while simultaneously learning about Russian history and language. Download the Russian abacus curriculum for instructions on building a children's abacus and for the standards based guide to this mathematics curriculum.
- Grade level:
- Kindergarten - Fifth Grade
- National/State Standards:
- Kindergarten- K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.OA.A.1, K.NBT.A.1 1st - 1.OA.B.4, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.C.4 2nd - 2.OA.C.4, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.B.5 3rd - 3.OA.A.1, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.NBT.A.3 4th - 4.OA.A.1, 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2 5th - 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.B.7
Did You Know?
The Battle of 1804 marked the beginning of Russian governance in Alaska. All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is a clearing at the site of the Tlingit fort and battlefield.