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  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Russian Abacus

    A desktop with a wooden Russian abacus, two metal ink wells, and two pamphlets in Russian.

    Give your students an additional tool to improve their math skills. By creating and using a Russian abacus, students can improve their mathematics skills while simultaneously learning about Russian culture and language.

    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
  • A woman holds the Russian Possession Plaque, an old square piece of metal with brass cross and Russian writing.

    This set of five lesson plans and traveling trunk will help students gain a deeper understanding of Russian colonization in Alaska and how colonization in Alaska compared to other regions of North America.

    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    American Indian History and Culture, History, Language Arts, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Nat'l Soc Studies Standards: G.K-12.1, G.k-12.2, G.K-12.4, G.k-12.5, G.k-12.6
    Nat'l Am History Standards: USH.5-12.2
    Nat'l Lang Arts Standards: ENG-12.1, ENG.K-12.2, ENG-K-12.3, ENG.K-12.4., ENG.K-12.5, ENG.K-12.6, ENG.K-12.7, ENG.K-12.8, ENG.K-12.9
    Russia, history, Native American history, Russian American History, colonization
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

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