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 transfer of Alaska from Russia took place in Sitka. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered on Castle Hill, home of Alaska's Russian governors, the American flag was raised, and a brief exchange of statements completed the transfer of Alaska to the United States.