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Where does this take place? ACTIVITIES 29 30 ALASKA FACTS AND RESOURCES About Alaska Flag Nickname The Last Frontier Capital Motto North to the Future Song “Alaska’s Flag,” words by Marie Drake and music by Elinor Dusenbury Population (2000 census). 626,932—rank, 48th state Seal Bird Willow Ptarmigan Tree Sitka Spruce Flower Entered the Union Juneau Jan. 3, 1959, as the 49th state Forget-me-not Books Web Sites Brown, Tricia. Children of the Midnight Sun. Anchorage: Alaska Northwest Books, 1998.

Stefoff, Rebecca. Alaska. New York: Benchmark Books, 1998. com/ Some Web sites stay current longer than others. To find other Alaska Web sites, enter search terms such as “Alaska,” “Anchorage,” “Iditarod,” or any other topic you want to research. GLOSSARY GLOSSARY amenities: services and features that help make living convenient land bridge: a strip of land that connects two continents ancestors: ancient relatives masses: large groups of people appoints: names officially, often used within the government per capita: in relation to the size of a population apprentices: people who learn by working under the guidance of a skilled master pontoons: floating devices attached to seaplanes boroughs: living areas within a city pristine: in a natural and undeveloped state cargo: goods transported by ships and airplanes carnivore: meat-eating animal clans: groups of families constellation: a group of stars that has been given a name etched: engraved exports: shipments to other countries glaciers: large, slow-moving blocks of ice high kicking: an Inuit sporting activity in which competitors jump up and kick a hanging object prospectors: individuals who search for precious metals such as gold remote: far away soapstone: a soft, oily stone used for carving spawn: to give birth summer solstice: the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere tanker: a large ship designed to transport liquid, especially oil.

Johnston, Joyce. Alaska. : Lerner Publications, 2002. Stefoff, Rebecca. Alaska. New York: Benchmark Books, 1998. com/ Some Web sites stay current longer than others. To find other Alaska Web sites, enter search terms such as “Alaska,” “Anchorage,” “Iditarod,” or any other topic you want to research. GLOSSARY GLOSSARY amenities: services and features that help make living convenient land bridge: a strip of land that connects two continents ancestors: ancient relatives masses: large groups of people appoints: names officially, often used within the government per capita: in relation to the size of a population apprentices: people who learn by working under the guidance of a skilled master pontoons: floating devices attached to seaplanes boroughs: living areas within a city pristine: in a natural and undeveloped state cargo: goods transported by ships and airplanes carnivore: meat-eating animal clans: groups of families constellation: a group of stars that has been given a name etched: engraved exports: shipments to other countries glaciers: large, slow-moving blocks of ice high kicking: an Inuit sporting activity in which competitors jump up and kick a hanging object prospectors: individuals who search for precious metals such as gold remote: far away soapstone: a soft, oily stone used for carving spawn: to give birth summer solstice: the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere tanker: a large ship designed to transport liquid, especially oil.

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