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Alaska Map Quiz/Printout

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Alaska
Facts, Map and State Symbols

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Alaska was the 49th state in the USA; it became a state on January 3, 1959.

State Abbreviation - AK
State Capital - Juneau
Largest City - Anchorage
Area - 656,425 square miles [Alaska is the biggest state in the USA]
Population - 735,132 (as of 2013) [Alaska is the 47th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Alaskans
Major Industry - oil (petroleum)


Major Rivers - Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, Colville River, Copper River
Major Lakes - Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Clark Lake, Minchumina Lake
Highest Point - Mt. McKinley - 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level - this is the highest point in the USA.
Number of Boroughs (Counties) - 27
Bordering US States - none
Bordering Country - Canada
Bordering Body of Water - Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Beaufort Sea, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

Origin of the Name Alaska - The word Alaska is from the Aleut Indian word "alaxsxaq" or "agunalaksh" that mean the mainland or shore.
State Nickname - The Last Frontier
State Motto - "North To The Future"
State Song - Alaska's Flag

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Alaska - Albertosaurus, Ankylosaur (unknown genus), Edmontosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Saurornitholestes, Thescelosaurus, Troödon

Alaska State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

The official state flag of Alaska was officially adopted in 1959. The golden stars represent the Big Dipper (an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear) and the North Star, also called Polaris (representing Alaska's northern location). This beautiful flag was chosen from a flag-designing contest. It was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old Native American boy named Bennie Benson. Bennie was from the village of Chignik; he won a 1,000-dollar scholarship and a watch for winning the contest.

Animal Symbols:
State Bird

Willow ptarmigan
(Lagopus lagopus)

State Land Mammal



Moose

(Alces alces)

State Marine Mammal



Bowhead whale

(Balaena mysticetus)

State Fish



King salmon

(Onchorhynchus tshawytscha)

State Insect

Four spot skimmer dragonfly

State Fossil



Woolly Mammoth

(Mammuthus primigenius)

Plant Symbols:
State Flower


Forget-me-not

(genus Myosotis)

State Tree

Sitka spruce
(Picea sitchenensis)

Earth Symbols:
State Mineral

Gold

State Gem

Jade

State Soil

Estelle
(unofficial)

Miscellaneous Symbol:
State Sport

Dog mushing

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Alaska: Map/Quiz Printout

Answer geography questions about Alaska using the map on this quiz.
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Alaska: Label Me! Printout

Label the major features of Alaska.
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Alaska: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of Alaska to print.
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Alaska: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map

Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is the biggest US state (in terms of area), that its capital is Juneau, or that its name starts with "A." Answer: Alaska.


Alaska Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of Alaska.
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Alaska's Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of Alaska.
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Alaska: Follow the Instructions

Color Alaska according to simple directions, such as, "Color Alaska light green." Or go to the answers.


The Iditarod

Read about the the Iditarod dog sled race, held annually in Alaska.
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Iditarod Cloze Worksheet

Do a fill-in-the-blanks activity on the Iditarod dog sled race, held annually in Alaska.
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Iditarod Dog Sled Race Spelling Word Questions

Use the list of Iditarod spelling words to answer simple questions. Words: dog, team, sled, Alaska, snow, ice, tundra, March, musher, blizzard, parka. Or go to the answers.


Your State:
Draw and Write

Draw a map of the state that you live in (in the USA) and write about it.
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US State - Find Related Words

For a US state, write eight words related to the state, then use each word in a sentence.
find related words

US State Graphic Organizer

For one US state, write the name of the state, draw a map of the state, then write the state capital, postal abbreviation, date of statehood, state bird (draw and write), state flower (draw and write), a major body of water in the state, two bordering states, and state nickname.
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US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, and state bird.
Geography report thumbnail

US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, state bird, state flower, climate, and major industries.


US State
Printable Book

A short, printable book on a US state. To complete the book, the student must research a US state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple questions about the state.


USA Map: Find Your State

Find and label your state in the USA, and label other important geography.
Answers


USA Map: Where I Live

Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
writing prompt

Write Ten Things About Your State

A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
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US State Wheel

This 2-page print-out makes a wheel about a single US state; the student fills out the information on the wheel. It consists of a base page together with a rear wheel that spins around. After putting the wheel together, the student follows the instructions on the front wheel (coloring in the state on a US map and drawing a small map of the state) and fills out the 12 sections of the wheel with information about one state. When you spin the wheel, facts about the US State appear, including: Biggest Cities, Capital, Flag, Bodies of Water, Postal Abbreviation, State Bird, Population (rank), Area (rank), Residents Called, Bordered by, Major Industries, and Entered Union (order).
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US State - Find a Related Word for Each Letter

For a US state, see if you can think of and write down a word or phrase that is related to that state for each letter of the alphabet. Think of cities, famous people from the state, bodies of water, mountains, landmarks, and other features. Find words for as many letters as you can.
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The Census

A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.
Map

Census:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the census, with a short text to read, a map to color, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf file with the worksheet and the answers.


US State Facts, Map and State Symbols
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Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

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Louisiana

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Maryland

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Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

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Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Order and Dates of Statehood State Population Figures State Area Figures State Extremes and Records
US Postal Codes US Postal Codes Matching Guidelines for Writing a Report on a State US Geography


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