Alaska Studies Center

P.O. Box 1125
Homer, Alaska   99603
Fax: 907.235.8757

Learning Materials for Schools and Home Schoolers

Welcome to the best one-stop source for Alaska educational material for all subjects and all ages. For more than a decade, we have provided Alaska-specific materials for teachers, home-schooling parents, students in grade levels from pre-school through high school, and for adults who want to learn traditional skills developed and taught by a variety of Alaska’s Native people. Subject matter includes Alaska Native lore and pre-history, geography, history, and language arts. All of our materials meet the Alaska Studies requirement of the Alaska Department of Education.

— Jan O’Meara,
Wizard Works/Circumpolar Press

Alaska Studies / History by grade level



Primary Grades


Living in Alaska
by Wilma Barr and Lucille Frey
isbn: 1-878051-43-1 Student; 1-878051-44-x Teacher Manual
General overview of Alaska for younger students. Good prequel to The Alaska Report. Includes activities, stories, vocabulary, regions, communities, wildlife and biographies.
$9.95 Student
$12.95 Teacher Manual


Primary Alaska
by Jane Niebergall
isbn: 1-878051-17-2 bk
This book is designed as an introduction to direction and an introduction to Alaska. Includes language skills, motor skill development, math, map skills and writing. Excellent for classroom use or home school study.
$7.95 bk



Grades 4-7


Alaska My State
by 6th Grade Students at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School
isbn: 1-878051-11-3 bk A comprehensive collection of one-page readings about Alaska. Includes information about cities, peoples and industries of Alaska, and features a trivia game at the end. Good accompaniment to The Alaska Report.
Intermediate and above
$7.95


The Alaska Report
by Jane Niebergall, Revised by Jan O'Meara
Study of Alaska history, geography, cities, regions, Native people, farming, volcanoes and earthquakes. Text (revised 2000) is a 1-2 month overview but could be used for a longer study. Teacher Manual contains suggested lessons, activities, and answers to blanks in Student Workbook. Workbook and Teacher Manual are keyed to the Text.
isbn: 1-878051-46-6 $8.95 Text
isbn: 1-878051-16-4 $15.95 Teacher Manual
isbn: 1-878051-28-8 $10.95 Student Workbook
isbn: 1-878051-59-8 CD $27.95 Entire set on CD-ROM



Grades 8-12


Alaska, the Last of the Land and the First
by Rob Chambers
This resource offers comprehensive and in-depth study of Alaska’s history from prehistoric settlement to the present. Teacher Manual includes suggested activities and cross references, as well as answers to puzzles and quizzes in Student Workbook . Meets Alaska Studies requirement: Includes Alaska's Native people, Russian colonial period, American colonial period, Alaska as a Territory, and Statehood to present.
isbn: 1-878051-07-5 $18.95 Text bk
isbn: 1-878051-07-5 $13.95 Text CD
isbn: 1-878051-05-9 $18.95 Teacher Manual bk
isbn: 1-878051-05-9 $13.95 Teacher Manual CD
isbn: 1-878051-25-3 $13.95 Student Workbook
isbn: 1-878051-25-3 $13.95 Student Workbook CD
isbn: 1-878051-63-3 $34.95 Entire set on CD


Moving On To the 21st Century;A Sequel to Alaska... "The Last of the Land and the First"
by Jan O'Meara
ISBN 978-1-890692-28-5 Text Bk.; ISBN 978-1-890692-30-8 Teacher; ISBN 978-1-890692-31-5 CD (both editions)
This book picks up where Alaska... "The Last of the Land and the First" leaves off. Part One includes an overview of Alaska history from 1989 to present. It features an examination of the growth of the Regional Corporations established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and a look at the progress made in improving the lives of a majority of Alaska Natives. Included are study questions and activities designed to enhance the student learning experience. Parts Two through Four will be coming in the future.
$7.95 Text bk
$7.95 Teacher
$12.95 CD containing both editions



General


Flights of Fancy; Alaska Birds in Verse
Jan O'Meara, editor, Illustrated by George C. West
isbn: 0-9621543-4-2
Poetic tribute to nearly two dozen common Alaska birds by 16 Alaska writers. Beautifully illustrated by one of Alaska's foremost ornithologists. Sixty pages of examples of how poetry can be used to create a verbal picture of familiar objects.
$7.95



How-To craft series


Aleut Basket Weaving
isbn: 1-878051-24-5
Hands-on lessons about how to weave baskets in the Aleut tradition. Tools and materials developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment are explained in the text. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95


Birch Bark Basket Making
isbn: 1-878051-23-7
Lesson about how to make birch bark baskets. Step-by-step instruction using a variety of tools and materials developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$12.95


Building a Dog Sled
isbn: 1-878051-04-0
Hands-on lesson about how to build a dog sled. A variety of tools and materials developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment will be explained in the text. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95


Building a Log Cabin
isbn: 1-878051-21-0
Building a log cabin with hands-on lessons using variety of tools and materials developed by rural Alaskan people as they adapted to their environment. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95


How to Build Fishwheels
isbn: 1-878051-19-9
Hands-on lessons about how to construct a fishwheel in the Alaska Native way. Tools and materials developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment are used and explained in the lesson. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95


How to Split, Dry & Smoke Salmon
isbn: 1-878051-20-2
Lessons about how to split, dry & smoke salmon. The methods, tools and materials developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment are explained for your instruction. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95


Making & Setting a Fishnet
isbn: 1-878051-03-2
Hands-on lessons about how to make & set a fishnet. Explained in the text are the tools and materials developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95


Making Snowshoes
isbn: 1-878051-06-7
Lesson about how to make snowhoes for use in Alaska [methods can be used elsewhere, also]. Tools and materials used and developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment are covered by the lesson. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95


Tanning Moosehide & Making Babish
isbn: 1-878051-26-1
Hands-on lessons about how to tan moosehide and make babish [or rawhide]. In the lesson are the tools and materials developed by Alaska Native people as they adapted to their environment. Originally produced under the Anchorage Literacy program, in clear, easy-to-understand language, and written by experts in the skills taught.
$7.95



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