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More Resources for Alaskan Teachers and Students

Last week, I wrote about the Alaska SLED resources for teaching and learning. (See the post at Today, I’ll show you some other great resources to help K-12 students. Some are targeted primarily to Alaskan students, but would also be interesting to people in other locations, too.

The Anchorage Museum has teaching resources at

From exploring feelings to learning art to researching history, the museum has you covered. My favorite is the Anchorage Maps and Place Names. They have an amazing collection of maps, some that I used when writing my historical novels!

The Anchorage Public Library has stepped up to help, too. Their Student Resource Center ( has links to SLED databases for elementary through college students, plus Back to Learning chats on topics like Learn to Library and Digital Library.  Also, the Teen Underground Instagram page ( has several posts each week, some fun and some more educational. They have Writing Prompt Wednesdays for teen writers. 

Speaking of writing, it’s good to know that the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Young Writers Program ( will still be active this school year. The program works for K-12 classrooms and individual writers.

And of course I will have Writing Tips for Teens the first week of each month. You can find the first one at

Hope this list helps those of you who need help or are looking for more interesting things to do in this COVID-19 virtual learning world. Hang in there. I’m pulling for you. We’ll get through this together.

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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