If you’re just joining us, you can catch up here in our Across the USA in 31 Days series. Every day this month I will bring you a small sample of printables from my larger eBook, which will be released later this month. I hope you will join me this month as we travel from state to state across the USA.
Oh Alaska…the state that I would love to visit, but probably only on a cruise. My grandparents took an Alaskan cruise about 8 years ago and their pictures were absolutely AMAZING!! It looked like such a fabulous trip and I decided right then that someday I wanted to take the same one. Not only was the cruise ship amazing, but the whales, icebergs, ports – everything was just breathtaking.
While you’re dreaming about a trip to Alaska, you can download the State Flag Coloring Pages. The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867 for 7.2 million dollars, approximately two cents per acre. It became a territory on May 11, 1912 after several administrative changes. It was finally admitted as the 49th state on January 3, 1959. Alaska is the largest state in area, but the 3rd least populous, with most of its inhabitants concentrated around Anchorage. Alaska adopted their state flag the same year of their statehood, but it was designed in 1926 by a 13-year old Native American boy, Bennie Benson, from the village of Chignik. Bennie received a $1000 scholarship and a watch for his winning entry in the flag design contest. The blue background represents the sky, sea and mountain lakes as well as Alaska’s wildflowers. On the blue background are eight gold stars – seven from the constellation Ursa Major (or the Big Dipper) – and the eighth is the North Star, which also represents them being the northern most state. The coloring pages are available in print for the pre-writers, dotted manuscript for early writers and dotted cursive for upper elementary.
Resources for Geography
Here are some resources to use this month as we travel across the USA.
United States Geography Game – this is a FREE Download!!
Quiz: US States, Capitals & Flags Game – this is another FREE Download!!
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