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Make learning more interactive! Borrow interactive resources for your classroom. Available resources include a curriculum based traveling trunk focusing on Russian American history, intertidal zone exploration backpacks, and a guide to create and use a Russian abacus.

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  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Beach Discovery Packs for Loan

    Beach discovery pack includes: a magnifying glass, plastic buckets, tidal zone creature identification sheet, and sand shovels.

    It’s time for an adventure! Borrow a beach discovery pack, and discover the many wonders hidden within the park’s intertidal zone. To start your exploration today, stop by the park’s visitor center and check out a beach discovery pack. Inside the pack you will find all the tools you need to discover the diverse flora and fauna that call this ecosystem home.

    Type:
    Media For Loan
    Grade level:
    Pre-Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Aquatic Studies, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Marine Biology, Oceans, Wildlife Biology
  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Exploring Possession Traveling Trunk

    Books, educational materials and learning tools such as trade beads and tea bricks all resting on top of a large piece of sea otter fur.

    Explore the history of the Russian colonization of Alaska by borrowing the park's Exploring Possession Traveling Trunk. This traveling trunk includes: lesson plans for students in grades 6-12, a replica Russian possession plaque, trading material including tea bricks and beads, and Will Hobb's novel "Leaving Protection." Contact the park's Education Specialist to integrate this traveling trunk into your classes curriculum (907) 747-0134.

    Type:
    Media For Loan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Geography, History, Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Sitka National Historical Park

    Russian Abacus for loan

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

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

    Type:
    Media For Loan
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Mathematics
    National/State Standards:
    Kindergarten: K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.OA.A.1, K.NBT.A.1
    1st Grade: 1.OA.B.4, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.C.4
    2nd Grade: 2.OA.C.4, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.B.5
    3rd Grade: 3.OA.A.1, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.NBT.A.3
    4th Grade: 4.OA.A.1, 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.B.7