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1.     Alaska Railroad Depot (411 First Avenue);

2.     Anchorage City Hall (524 West Fourth Avenue);

3.     Leopold David House (605 West Second Avenue);

4.     Federal Building/U.S. Courthouse (605 West Fourth Avenue); and

5.     Loussac-Sogn Building (411 and 425 D Street).

6.     Oscar Anderson House (420 M Street); and

7.     Kimball Building (500 and 502 West 5th Avenue).







  • End of Project Reflection Notes
    Uncovering and telling the narrative story within primary resources takes a lot of practice. Students did an excellent job using primary sources collected by Bruce Parnham of the National Archives in Anchorage. For the next project, before beginning GeoHistorian storytelling, I will work with the whole class on a modeled writing example. This would take 3-5 work sessions of approximately an hour, but it is a necessary scaffold.

    Google Drive tools are essential for collaborative three-column storyboards, script writing, researching and documentation, and storage of multimedia.

    The end-of-year viewing was interesting because I realized that students had not seen their digital stories with an audience yet. We were short on time and skipped right to showing work with an audience. Many students had strong reactions to hearing their own voices. For the next project, I will spend more time throughout the project teaching work-focused critique skills.

    Creating multi-media is a complex craft that requires all forms of literacy: listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing media, and producing media. 

    Creating multi-media is a process and students need to be encouraged to embrace growth rather than perfection. 
    Posted Jun 18, 2014, 10:05 AM by Dallas Price
  • Day 7: 5/1/14
    Create GeoHistorian Teams and Begin Begin Building Research
    Read building information prepared by Bruce Parnham from the National Archives, Anchorage.
    Create Google Doc titled GH Notes - Building Name. One document per team. Share with team members, Mrs. Price, and Mr. Trampush.
    Read historical information, take notes, examine and cite links.

    Posted May 3, 2014, 9:31 AM by Dallas Price
  • Day 6: 4/30/14
    Analyze Geographical Information: What geographical features may have led the first residents to settle in the Ship Creek Area?
    Find the Google Maps satellite image for the Ship Creek historical townsite by searching for the Anchorage Railroad Depot on 1st Avenue.
    Create a screenshot of the map image.
    Upload the satellite image to Moodle.
    Respond to the geographical analysis prompt in the Moodle.


    Posted May 3, 2014, 9:25 AM by Dallas Price
  • Day 5: 4/24/14
    Downtown Field Trip: Walking Tour, Photojournalism, and Lunch Downtown

    Meet at the Alaska State Trooper Museum and to learn about history, artifacts, archives from Laura Caperton, Museum Director

    Learn principles of photojournalism from Jody Overstreet with Through the Lens Alaska
    • Document your story with a beginning, middle, and end - just like a written story.
    • Photograph from unique perspectives.
    • Have fun and be creative with your photos.
    Learn principles of digital citizenship from Mrs. Price and Mr. Trampush
    • Ask permission to photograph or share photographs of people.
    • Do not post school photos on social media sites. 
    • Delete photos that are unflattering or embarrassing.
    • Be scholarly in choosing subjects to photograph.

    Thank you to David Green Master Furrier for providing parking.


    Posted May 3, 2014, 9:13 AM by Dallas Price
  • Day 4: 4/23/14
    This Week: Thinking Like a a Detective - Finding clues about history in newspapers, images, and journals. 
    Historical Photo Analysis using Moodle Resources
    Download image of Ship Creek.
    Learn about Quadrant Strategy of Photo Analysis
    Use Preview tools to annotate quadrants.
    Begin filling out Historical Photo Analysis organizer. 
    Check out Moodle Links for Alaska Digital Archives

    Also: 50 Word Stories Continued: Download images to iPhoto; record audio. 
    *50 Word Stories provide practice with the narrative format and two column storyboard method for digital storytelling.

    Posted May 3, 2014, 8:47 AM by Dallas Price
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