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    National Historical Park Alaska

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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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    Russian Abacus Program

    Russian Abacus Program

    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.

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Historic photo of Castle Hill

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.