SHS AK Studies

for students of Alaska History and Cultural Studies at Sitka High School

Gold Rush, Testing, and Begich Sitka Visit

Students have a three-part assignment on that due on 4/8 for Ms. Smothers-Marcello’s classes.  “How did the Gold Rush impact Alaska?” focuses on Ryan Madden’s summary of the Golf Rush.   The two other parts focus on reviews of a book and a website about the Gold Rush.  We will work on those in class today, but they will be homework if not finished in class.  (See the links on this site for the Gold Rush websites.) 

Next week is testing week.  Alaska Studies classes will both meet on Wednesday afternoon, as we have periods 2, 4, and 6 after lunch that day.  Most students in period 2 will be involved in science testing on Friday morning.  6th period will meet as normal on Friday the 10th.

Students also need to remember current events.  If Redoubt activity continues, that is still a good topic.  Events surrounding Senator Stevens and the vacant Juneau state senate seat are hot topics, as are actions by the legislature. 

A unique opportunity for a current event is occurring next week as Senator Begich is coming to town and conducting a Town Hall Meeting.  Students are encourage to attend this meeting at Harrigan Centennial Hall from 6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, April 8.  Remember that attending such an event in person counts for two current events!


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