Use the climate where you live to make temperature comparison problems between Alaska and your area. Use average maximum daily highs in the summer of 65° in Anchorage and 72° in Fairbanks. Use average daily lows in the winter of 20° in Anchorage and -4° in Fairbanks.
Develop skills in using weights and measures that relate to the gold weights for the Klondike period.
Have students get on-line or use an almanac and discover different mountain peak heights around the world. Place these in table form from tallest to shortest. Have the students list columns for the 1)Peak name, 2) location, and 3) height. This could also be done listing the peaks by continent.
Figure out the number of times you would have to climb the Washington Monument to equal the distance Klondike gold miners had to travel over the Chilkoot Pass by doing our "Golden Stairs" math problem.
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