Teaching the Importance of Culture through Performance
Elementary Curriculum: Alaska Geography and History
Third grade students examine the state's history. The year begins with a geographic study of the state and then examines the history and culture of the first Alaskans. The historical and cultural emphasis upon Alaska natives dominate the program for the first semester. With cross-cultural contact from the west and the east, Alaska's history changed. During the second semester, students examine the history of the economy, government, natural resources, people, and other elements important to understanding Alaska's story.