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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.

Did You Know?

Painting of Tlingit warriors

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.