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RESOURCES

The Anchorage Museum offers free resources for teachers including worksheets, traveling artifact kits, and research aids.

TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
Tools for Teachers websites provide the resources you need to teach your students about various permanent or temporary exhibitions at the Anchorage Museum. These thematic units and classroom activities can be used before or after a focused field trip.

FOCUSED TRIP SHEETS
Download student trip sheets from the right-hand column to help guide your field trip experience during free exploration. These simple, adaptable trip sheets include activities for the gallery, as well as suggested pre- and post-visit activities for the classroom.

TRAVELING MUSEUM KITS
Bring the museum to your classroom and make your lessons come alive with our Traveling Kits! Kits feature objects from different disciplines such as art, history, and culture. Kits also include lesson plans for K–12 students. These kits are a great way to introduce primary source documents into your classroom lessons. The kits are free to all Alaska educators and are available for pick-up and return at the museum's Education Department. Artifact kits can be shipped to schools outside the Anchorage area for the cost of shipping. To request a Traveling Museum Kit, please complete this form.

CULTURE KITS (K–12)
PEOPLES OF ALASKA AND NORTHEAST SIBERIA
The vast territory between the Arctic and Pacific oceans is home to more than 150,000 indigenous residents, whose diverse languages and cultures are both a link to history and the foundation for contemporary lives. Artifacts from several Alaska Native culture groups, personal accounts of major life events, and transcripts of interviews with prominent Alaska Native elders are featured in these culture kits.

ANCIENT MYSTERIES
This kit includes bone, stone, and wooden artifacts from St. Lawrence Island and spurs discussion about ancient Arctic technologies, subsistence, survival strategies, archaeology, and more.

BERING SEA AND BEYOND
This kit contains natural samples and objects pertaining to Yup'ik and Iñupiaq cultures. Students can touch seal pelts, try on snow goggles, and compare ivory and whale bone.

PEOPLE OF THE RAVEN
This kit introduces Athabascan and Tlingit Native cultures with samples of natural materials, traditional tools, and beautifully crafted artifacts.

DENA'INA TRAVELING KIT
This traveling artifact kit features birch bark baskets, Dena'ina recordings, primary source documents, and several different animal skins, in addition to paper art projects and lesson plans.

HISTORY KITS (5-12)
WORLD WAR II IN THE ALEUTIANS
World War II had a significant impact on Alaska, and brought together three distinct groups of people: American military personnel, Japanese soldiers, and evacuated Unangax civilians. These kits explore personal stories from each group through interviews, documents, photographs, and authentic objects. Kits contain lesson plans, maps and films.

AMERICAN STORY
Explore American fighter pilots' military personal accounts.

UNANGAX STORY
Hear Unangax children's stories of evacuation.

JAPANESE STORY
Read firsthand excerpts from Japanese soldiers' memoirs.

ART KITS (K–12)
These art-focused kits include tools such as interactive games, images, miniature paintings and real objects from the collection.

TRAVELING ART EXHIBIT
This kit includes a mini diorama of a museum gallery. Students use this art exhibit-in-a-box to build and curate their own classroom museum exhibition.

MUSEUM MEMORY
Play an interactive memory game to learn the names of Alaska artists and match them to their artwork.

ART DETECTIVES
Inspired by the game Clue, Students use the museum's collection to solve an exciting mystery.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Traveling Kit Fall Training for Educators
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
$15 per person, pre-registration required online

Traveling Kit Spring Training For Educators
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
$15 per person, pre-registration required online

RESEARCH
FIRST FRIDAY ART REVIEWS (9–12)
First Friday is a great extra-credit opportunity for high school students. The museum offers free general admission from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month. Consider having your students write reviews after attending gallery talks by noted artists, watching live performances, and viewing current exhibitions. For more information, call (907) 929-9269.
Art Review Worksheet

BOB AND EVANGELINE ATWOOD ALASKA RESOURCE CENTER
The Atwood Resource Center maintains a library of more than 12,000 titles with a focus on the history, ethnography, and art of Alaska and the North. This is a great resource for teens and teachers to conduct research. Materials do not circulate, but the general public is welcome to reference the collection. The archival collections, including more than 500,000 photographs, are also available for on-site research. For more information, call (907) 929-9235 or email resourcecenter@anchoragemuseum.org.

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