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Jessica and Morgan September 10th 2009 Our 50 States: ~ Alaska ~  
Symbols of Alaska <ul><ul><li>The state bird is:  Willow Ptarmigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The state flower is:  Forget...
State Flag <ul><ul><li>13-year-old Benny Benson designed the flag in 1927 and entered it into a contest .  </li></ul></ul>...
Alaska's Nickname <ul><ul><li>You will hear one of two nicknames for Alaska. Most common-&quot;The Last Frontier&quot; or ...
Alaska History <ul><ul><li>First Inhabitants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tlingit, Aleut, Haida, Inuit/Eskimo,Tsimshian ...
Alaska History, continued <ul><ul><li>Territorial Days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The  Second Organic Act  of 1912, re...
Statehood This state became the 49th state in the United States on January 3, 1959.  The first Governor of the state was W...
Government <ul><ul><li>National Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Senator- Mark Begich  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><u...
Maps  
Population <ul><ul><li>In July 2008 the estimated population was 686,293. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnicity:  White:  7...
Economy <ul><ul><li>Chief products of the state include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Crops: greenhouse products, barl...
Weather Highest recorded was 100 degrees F. on June 17, 1915.  Lowest recorded was -80 degrees F. in 1971. 1952-53 was the...
Natural Resources <ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Major Lakes:  Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof La...
Natural Resources, continued <ul><ul><li>Plant Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various flora and fauna.  </li></ul></u...
Places to Visit Want to see some history of Alaska under one roof?  Come visit the Alaska Heritage Library and Museum.  It...
Famous People <ul><ul><li>Ernest Gruening- Known as “the father of Alaska statehood” and elected Democratic Senate in 1958...
State Motto <ul><ul><li>North to the Future </li></ul></ul>
Works Cited <ul><ul><li>http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/WAKI-Chapter.aspx?chapter_id=15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http...
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  1. 1. Jessica and Morgan September 10th 2009 Our 50 States: ~ Alaska ~  
  2. 2. Symbols of Alaska <ul><ul><li>The state bird is: Willow Ptarmigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The state flower is: Forget-me-not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The state tree is: Sitka Spruce </li></ul></ul>Add a picture here.   Add a picture here.
  3. 3. State Flag <ul><ul><li>13-year-old Benny Benson designed the flag in 1927 and entered it into a contest . </li></ul></ul>Add a picture here.
  4. 4. Alaska's Nickname <ul><ul><li>You will hear one of two nicknames for Alaska. Most common-&quot;The Last Frontier&quot; or &quot;Land of the Midnight Sun&quot;. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Alaska History <ul><ul><li>First Inhabitants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tlingit, Aleut, Haida, Inuit/Eskimo,Tsimshian and Athabascan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Captain James Cook from Britain, Comte de La Perouse from France, and Ignacio Arteaga from Spain. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settlement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Russian whalers and fur traders established the first settlement in Alaska in 1784 on Kodiak Island </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Alaska History, continued <ul><ul><li>Territorial Days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Second Organic Act of 1912, renamed the District of Alaska as the Territory of Alaska. January 3, 1959 the United States claimed Alaska as the 49th state.   </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Statehood This state became the 49th state in the United States on January 3, 1959. The first Governor of the state was William A. Egan.
  8. 8. Government <ul><ul><li>National Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Senator- Mark Begich </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current Governor- Sean Parnell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislature Structure: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Alaska Legislature consists of a 40-member House of Representatives and a 20-member Senate. Senators serve four year terms and House members two. The Governor of Alaska serves four-year terms. The lieutenant governor runs separately from the governor in the primaries, but during the general election, the nominee for governor and nominee for lieutenant governor run together on the same ticket.&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Maps  
  10. 10. Population <ul><ul><li>In July 2008 the estimated population was 686,293. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnicity: White: 70.6% Black: 4.3% American Indian & Alaska Native: 15.3%  Asian: 4.5%  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander: 0.7%  Two or more reported race: 4.6%  Hispanic/Latino: 6.1% White not Hispanic: 65.7% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over the past fifty years the population has increased. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Economy <ul><ul><li>Chief products of the state include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Crops: greenhouse products, barley, oats, hay, potatoes, lettuce, aquaculture. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Mining: zinc, gold, lead, sand and gravel (construction), silver </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manufactured goods: fish products, lumber & pulp, furs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Weather Highest recorded was 100 degrees F. on June 17, 1915.  Lowest recorded was -80 degrees F. in 1971. 1952-53 was the record snow fall 974.5 inches at Thompson Pass.
  13. 13. Natural Resources <ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Major Lakes: Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Clark Lake, Minchumina Lake </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Major Rivers : Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, Colville River, Copper River </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>zinc, gold, lead, sand and gravel (construction), silver </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Natural Resources, continued <ul><ul><li>Plant Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various flora and fauna. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sea Otters, Grizzly Bears, Caribou,Eagles, Moose </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Places to Visit Want to see some history of Alaska under one roof?  Come visit the Alaska Heritage Library and Museum.  It is located in Anchorage, Alaska.  Several artifacts, paintings, culture, etc. all available on display.
  16. 16. Famous People <ul><ul><li>Ernest Gruening- Known as “the father of Alaska statehood” and elected Democratic Senate in 1958. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Sydney Laurence-Famous Painter. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libby Riddles-In 1985, she became the first woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. State Motto <ul><ul><li>North to the Future </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Works Cited <ul><ul><li>http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/WAKI-Chapter.aspx?chapter_id=15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/funfacts/funfacts.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.theus50.com/alaska/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/alaska/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.alaska-highway.org/delta/outpost/alaskas_first_people.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pbs.org/harriman/1899/exploration.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.knls.org/English/akfact.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Territory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://begich.senate.gov/public/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=227143 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska#Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.alaskascenes.com/wildlife.html  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.libbyriddles.com/  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Gruening.html  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://store.encore-editions.com/sydneylaurence.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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