Alaska History 12th Grade

The Latest for Students & Parents

    INDIVIDUAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & RESPONSIBILITY

    Essential Questions

    1. What are the positive and negative effects of military presence in Alaska?

    Content

    • Role of Military

    TIME, CONTINUITY & CHANGE

    Essential Questions

    1. How did the exploitation of natural resources impact Alaska’s environment and people?
    2. How are the effects from Russia occupation still relevant in Alaska’s society?
    3. How has access to resources for Native people and the rest of the state changed over time?

    Content

    • Fur Trading
    • Gold rush
    • Oil boom
    • Russian occupation
    • Exploration period
    • Education
    • Corporation
    • ANCSA

    PEOPLE, PLACES & ENVIRONMENT

    Essential Questions

    1. What is the influence physical geography has on cultural development?

    Content

    • Physical features
    • Environment influences on Alaska’s traditional cultures intercultural relationships/communication
    • ANCSA

    CULTURAL CONNECTIONS

    Essential Questions

    1. What similar cultural foundations can be identified in the Native cultures of Alaska?
    2. How do the indigenous cultures of Alaska validate their existence today?
    3. What effects did religion have on Native belief systems and communities?

    Content

    • Examine in-depth the cultural components of Alaska Native groups
      • environment (location, climate, natural resources, subsistence)
      • people/social systems (language, leaders, family)
      • spiritual (leaders, beliefs, ceremonies)
      • other (art, storytelling)
    • Explore the impacts of a dominant society on Alaska Native cultures
    • Analyze the multiple belief systems in Alaska’s past and present
    • Tribes Federal recognition

    GLOBAL ECONOMICS

    Essential Questions

    1. How have the people, state, and country benefited from our natural resources?
    2. What are the impacts, both positive and negative, of resource usage/development on Alaska’s people?

    Content

    • Natural resources and their economic impact in the past, its effects on the present, and its future relevancy
    • Role of trade and competition

    Resources

    • Salmon
    • Oil
    • Trees
    • Fur
    • Gold

    POWER, AUTHORITY, GOVERNANCE

    Essential Questions

    1. What are the positive and negative effects of ANCSA on Alaska’s people and communities?
    2. How has the role of government developed to accommodate Alaska’s ever changing people, economy, and environment?

    Content

    • Compare the territorial government system to the present day state government, local government, and community government entities
    • Examine the history and legislation of ANCSA and describe how ANCSA has impacted the lives of all Alaskan people
    • Explore other key legislation (ANCSA, English only) and its role in the changing face of Alaska
    • Self Determination

    Students & Parents Pages