Alaska History is aught in two sections:

Alaska Pre-history to Sale covers the period from the migration and settlement of Alaska by peoples from North eastern Asia through the exploration of Alaska by the Russians and other European powers up to the sale of Alaska to the United States. 

Alaska History Territorial Issues covers the period from the time of the sale of Alaska to the United Sates, through Statehood​, the Alaska Claims Settlement act and to the present.

There are two main texts for the class:

        The Native Peoples of Alaska: Traditional Living in a Northern Land

        Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land

Students will engage in activities including research of native cultures, readings and participation in cultural activities.

VIDEOS:  I will be adding videos of me reading the assignments so that students who have difficulty with the text can follow along.


Alaska History Pre-History to Sale

Assignment List

​​​​​Text: Alaska Saga of a Bold Lan​​​d
​Text: The Native People of Alaska: traditional Living in a Northern Land

CLASS INTRODUCTION

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Mountains Glaciers and Innumerable Rivers; pg. 4-17
MAP Project

    Bering Land Bridge

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: First Steps, Continuing Traditions; pg. 18-28


Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: The Czar Looks East; pg. 29-41

    Vitus Bering Voyages

    VIDEO: Reading from The Czar Looks East

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Spanish Entradas; pg. 42-48

    Spanish Voyage Map 1        Spanish Voyage Map 2

    VIDEO: Reading from Spanish Entradas

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Cook and Vancouver; pg. 49-53

    Captain Cook's Voyages

PROJECT: The Native People of Alaska: Traditional Living in a Northern Land

      La Pérouse Voyages

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Port des Français; pg. 54-59

    Russian Settlements

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Lord of Alaska; pg. 60-78

    Fort Ross, California

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Limitations of Empire; pg. 79-89

Presentations: The Native Peoples of Alaska

























ARCHIVED ASSIGNMENTS

These assignments are no longer in use but there may be interesting information still available by using them.  We are leaving them here as a resource.

All information in these assignments refer to the documents at: http://www.akhistorycourse.org/

1 Alaska History - Geography

2 Alaska History - Cultures

3 Alaska History - Cultures Research

4 Alaska History - Civil Rights

5 Alaska History - Russian Colony

6 Alaska History - Russian Colony II

7 Alaska History - Russian Colony III

8 Alaska History - Baranov

9 Alaska History - Baranov II

Alaska History Territorial Issues

Assignment List

Text: Alaska Saga of a Bold Land
Text: The Native People of Alaska: traditional Living in a Northern Land

Lecture: The Telegraph Survey and Mr. Dall pg. 101-105

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Two Cents an Acre; pg. 106-112: 

Lecture: Sheldon Jackson's Missionary Zeal; pg. 127-132

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Fortymile, Circle, and the Sourdoughs of Rabbit Creek; pg. 167-175

Project: Alaska Biography

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: The Trail of ’98; 176-188

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Copper, Kennicott and One Heck of a Railroad; pg. 230-237


Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: The First Iditarod; pg. 271-277


Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Salmon on the Run; pg. 286-291

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: No Place to Fight a War; pg. 349-362

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: The Forty-Ninth Star; pg. 395-403

Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: Earthquake!; pg. 426-434


Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: The Long, Long Road to ANCSA; pg. 458-472


Alaska Saga of a Bold Land: The Permanent Fund; pg. 492-496

























ARCHIVED ASSIGNMENTS

These assignments are no longer in use but there may be interesting information still available by using them. We are leaving them here as a resource.

All information in these assignments refer to the documents at: http://www.akhistorycourse.org/

1 Alaska History - Americas Territory

2 Alaska History - Americas Territory II

3 Alaska History - State Constitution

4 Alaska History - Development

5 Alaska History - Permanent Fund

6 Alaska History - Modern Issues

7 Alaska History - Collage

8 Alaska History - PowerPoint