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Icy Cold Alaska

Icy cold alaska-01


  • North American map


What to do

1. Show the children a map of North America. Point out where the continental United States is. Show the children that the United States also includes Hawai'i and Alaska.

2. Ask the children what they think life is like in Alaska. Is it warm? Is it cold? Do the children know what kinds of animals might live there?

3. Recite the following poem with the children:

Alaska by Shirley Anne Ramaley

Part of Alaska is icy cold
That is what I am told.

An arctic fox and a polar bear,
I know they both live there.

Lots of snow and lots of ice.
I think that is pretty nice.


To assess the children's learning, consider the following:

  • l Can the children identify Alaska on a North American map?
  • l Were the children able to memorize and recite the poem?


-Shirley Anne Ramaley, Sun City, AZ

Book: Learn Every Day About Social Studies
Center: Group or Circle Time
Topic: US States
Content: Social Studies
Area: Cognitive
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Large Group

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