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Alaska

  1. 1. Alaska By:Kevin Billand Alicia Mosebrook ,Seth Knox  
  2. 2. What we will be covering!  <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Population </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Flower </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  animal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>flag </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>motto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tourist attractions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>alaska history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>current events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>natural resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>geographical location </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. State Flag http://www.alaska.gov/
  4. 4. Capital: Juneau <ul><li>  </li></ul>Juneau is the most populated area of Alaska.
  5. 5. Population: 698,473 Alaska has grown a large amount since 2000 and to this day is still expanding
  6. 6. State...    Flower: Forget-me-not Bird: Willow ptarmigan Animal: Moose
  7. 7. Geographical Features <ul><li>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 above sea level - this is the highest point in the USA. Number of Boroughs (Counties) - 27 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Alaska's history     Alaska was bought from the Russians for $7,200,000  the Gold Rush brought in many people to Alaska Alaska has a Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline which is a major part of Alaska's economy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Alaska's tourist attractions <ul><ul><li>Alaska has many tourist attractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of them is to go kayaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>there is a lot of places to go fishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska has some amazing ski slopes with beautiful views </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Current events <ul><li>The oldest human remains in North America were found on  February 24, 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The oil company is suing the state for over conservation of polar bears.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Palin ran for vice president in 2008 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Alaska's Natural Resorces <ul><li>Oil is the major export of alaska in north america not many thing grow in the state because of the climate </li></ul>
  12. 12. Major industries <ul><ul><li>Timber </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OIL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crabing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fishing </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Alaska Geographical Location <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 1,480 miles long and 810 miles wide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Alaska is the northern most part of the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska is home to Mt. Mckinley which is 20,320 feet above sea level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people beleive the Myth that Alaska is a frozen wasteland 365 days a year, and this is very far from the truth. Alaska has four seasons like most parts of the United states, and has 90+ degree weather. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  14. 14.   Climate of Alaska <ul><ul><li>Summer: Warm summer months, can sometimes reach into the 90's </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autumn: Starts to get cold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter: Gets REALLY cold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring: Warms up </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Alaska's state motto <ul><li>     In 1963 the Alaska Centennial Commission sponsored a contest to come up with a centennial motto and emblem that would express the unique character of the State of Alaska. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>     Alaska's state motto is North to the future </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>     The motto represents a forward-looking optimism, a state of promise. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Major Cities In Alaska <ul><ul><li>  Juneau: The capitol city of Alaska. Home to over 30,000 people. It is only accessible by air and sea. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anchorage:Alaska's largest city set in the south central area of the state, surrounded by glaciers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ketchikan: Known as the salmon capitol of the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Fairbanks: A multicultural center with a long history of cultural arts. Fairbanks is home to Inuit and Athabasca cultures. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Major Universities/Colleges of Alaska <ul><ul><li>University of Alaska Anchorage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  University of Alaska Fairbanks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Alaska Southeast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  University of Alaska System </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska Bible College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska Pacific University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charter College </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Sorces   <ul><li>Infoplease.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>chiff.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>geology.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>GOOGLE </li></ul>
  19. 19. http://cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2011/03/07/iditarod.officially.begins.cnn

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