USIA - Portrait Of The USA, Ch. 2 meetings still function in many New England communities today alaska, the northernmoststate in the Union, is a vast Western cities are known for their tolerance http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/factover/ch2.htm
Extractions: high temperatures on a given day in the United States to reach 70 degrees Fahrenheit (about 40 degrees Celsius). The United States owes much of its national character and its wealth to its good fortune in having such a large and varied landmass to inhabit and cultivate. Yet the country still exhibits marks of regional identity, and one way Americans cope with the size of their country is to think of themselves as linked geographically by certain traits, such as New England self-reliance, southern hospitality, midwestern wholesomeness, western mellowness. This chapter examines American geography, history, and customs through the filters of six main regions: New England , made up of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The Middle Atlantic , comprising New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The South , which runs from Virginia south to Florida and west as far as central Texas. This region also includes West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and parts of Missouri and Oklahoma. The Midwest , a broad collection of states sweeping westward from Ohio to Nebraska and including Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, parts of Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and eastern Colorado.
Extractions: Most Recent Natural Disasters Were Not the Century's Worst, USGS Says Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey Dateline: 12/30/99 Killer landslides in Venezuela and Mexico. Devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan. Massive floods along the East Coast of the United States. Nature has dealt staggering blows to the Earth and its people in 1999. But these were not the worst disasters of the century, either in the power of the events or in the loss of life and property that they caused. "The costs of natural disasters lives lost, homes destroyed, economies disrupted have skyrocketed in this century, as the world's population has grown and has moved onto areas that are vulnerable to earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, and other natural hazards," said USGS Director Chip Groat. "But there is reason for hope. By understanding how and where these natural events occur, so that we can build and live safely on the Earth, and by providing real-time information about floods, earthquakes, and other hazards, so that we can respond effectively when disaster strikes, the USGS is helping build stronger, safer communities that are resilient to natural disaster."
AKGenWeb Message Boards Borough Lake Peninsula Borough is located on the alaska Peninsula, southwest Itis comprised of 17 communities, including 5 incorporated cities. http://www.akgenweb.org/boards.html
Extractions: GenConnect Boards for AKGenWeb Please post queries and information ONLY to the appropriate boards. GenConnect Boards for USGenWeb 3 Aug 01 - This site, and many of the boards listed here, will be undergoing construction and refining for some time. AKGenWeb, and researchers worldwide and throughout time, appreciate your participation. AKGenWeb message boards provided by RootsWeb Please read RootsWeb's Acceptable Use Policy(AUP) before posting to these boards. The geography and population of Alaska make quantifying demographic areas difficult. Over 70% of the land mass is politically classified as "unorganized". Boroughs, the Alaska version of Counties, number only sixteen. These message boards attempt to cover the vast area known as the "Last Frontier". Please peruse the choices below and post info or queries ONLY to the appropriate site.
Census Materials 2,500 or more, and American Indian/alaska Native Areas metropolitan areas and somedata on central cities. nucleus, together with adjacent communities having a http://library.ucok.edu/gov/census.html
Untitled Document on the coast of the Chukchi Sea (71 18' N, 156 40' W). No roads connect Barrow toother cities or communities. alaska natives make up 64% of the poplation. http://fs.sdsu.edu/pisces/Infopages/barrowBackground.html
Extractions: Geography: Barrow is located in Alaska, the largest US state. It is the major town on the North Slope, an area above the Arctic Circle. The region around Barrow contains large areas of rolling uplands and coastal plains. Barrow is located sixteen kilometers (ten miles) south of Point Barrow, 544kilometers (340 miles) north of the Arctic Circle, on the coast of the Chukchi Sea (71 18' N, 156 40' W). No roads connect Barrow to other cities or communities. Airplanes are the only year round transportation option. population/schools: According to the 2000 US census, Barrow's population is 4,581. Alaska natives make up 64% of the poplation. There are three school serving the area, serving 1,118 students. Climate: Barrow has an arctic climate, with temperatures ranging from -48 to 25 dg C (-56 to 78 dg F). It is one of the coldest communities in Alaska, with an average summer maximum temperature of 2.5 dg C (36 dg F). The average winter maximum temperature is -22.5 dg C (-8.5 dg F). Only 12.7 centimeters (five inches) of rain and 50.8 centimeters (20 inches) of snow fall annually in Barrow. It is continually windy, with an average of 19.2 kph (12 mph) winds every day of the year. Plants: Several feet beneath the ground's surface is permafrost, frozen soil that never thaws and cannot absorb water. Only the toughest mosses and hardiest grasses and shrubs can survive the harsh climate. In the tundra region of Barrow, sedges, lichens, dwarf birches and willows, blueberries, and low bush cranberries can be found.
Books, Maps, And Other Information About Alaska with profiles of the major communities including Juneau America's New Pastime CruisingAlaska, Mexico, Caribbean China On a Shoestring - 6 cities from Shanhai http://www.gettingaway.com/directory/us/AK/books.htm
Extractions: Other Resource Information Books Frommer's Alaska 2001 - Complete, easy-to-use, and up-to-date travel information about Alaska. Detailed information for every budget in a fun, user-friendly format. Authoritative hotel and restaurant reviews that include tips for everyone. The guidebook is also filled with sightseeing information, sports, strolls and hiking info, and much more that is perfect for both the first-time visitor and veteran. You will also find a lot of off-the-beaten-track discoveries along with the major tourist highlights. Add to this the detailed, accurate two-color maps and you will just about have it all. Fodor's Alaska Ports of Call Written and updated by the country's top cruise experts, Fodor's Alaska Ports of Call gives you all the essentials for a perfect day in port. This compact guide contains up-to-date coverage of the most popular ports in the world's top cruising regions, as well as restaurants, key sights, entertainment, and shops, all easily reached from the pier. And a helpful cruise primer packed with tips and important contact information and detailed maps facilitates your travel planning. Southeast Alaska (Alaska Geographic, Vol 20, Part 2)
Alaska Studies Social Studies Curriculum of the historical and current roles of alaska Native communities. w Chart the growthof alaskan cities using a variety w Construct an economic map of alaska. http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/Curriculum/socialstudies/Alaska Studies_01.02.htm
Extractions: Alaska Studies ALASKA STUDIES Grade This list may be customized for individual lesson plans and records. Alaska Content Standards (in history, geography, and government) should be recorded as they are addressed throughout the year. For your convenience, each item in the Mastery and Developmental lists on the following pages is matched to the Content Standard (in history, geography, and government) that it supports. Items that meet the Alaska Cultural Standards are marked with an asterisk (*). CONTENT LIST Geography Government Physical geography of Alaska: Land forms, climate, ecosystems, and coastal environment Alaska Natives: pre-European contact Archaeological evidence, Native economics, and Native cultures
Extractions: AAP Director NAPTI Launched in Alaska, Oregon and Washington In 1999, the Abortion Access Project launched the New England Midlevel Training Consortium. This year, we are combining the New England Midlevel Training Consortium (NEMTC) and the Family Practice Resident Training Initiative (FPRTI) as we expand our efforts to train primary care clinicians in abortion care to new regions of the country. This combined program, the New Abortion Providers Training Initiative (NAPTI), will continue to address the different legal and regulatory obstacles faced by physicians and advanced practice clinicians, while offering combined education and training events to physician/advanced practice clinician teams. While continuing our outreach and training work in the six New England states, AAP has launched NAPTI in three additional states. We are working with clinicians and activists in Alaska, Washington and Oregon to expand the scope of practice of APCs in those states. We are very pleased to welcome Debra Bufton (Oregon), Deborah Van Derhei (Washington), and Elisa Wells (Alaska), who will be coordinating NAPTI efforts to organize and train advanced practice clinicians and primary care physicians in these three states.
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Interests Relevant communities The following communities are also The following users are alsointerested in cities. Daniel M. Laenker; dog alaska; dontpanic001 - don't http://www.livejournal.com/interests.bml?int=cities
Alaska Quiz Southern cities Which alaskan city is farthest south? and scenic sea route to Skagway,alaska from what 26. Arctic communities Which community in alaska is http://www.greatauk.com/wqalaska.html
Extractions: Knowledge Master Home 100,000 Questions Academic Competition Free Questions ... How to Order Demonstrate a fearless pursuit of auk ademic auk cellence by plunging, head-first of course, into these questions. Return every week for a new quiz on another of the 14,000 topics in the Knowledge Master Library Alaska (Click on the question number for the answer.) Anchorage, Fairbanks Urban Alaska
Tourism And Recreation alluvial plain in western alaska washed through Performance and Strategies in EightEuropean cities. PARADISE RECREATIONAL AND RETIREMENT communities IN THE http://faculty.washington.edu/~krumme/207/tourism.html
Extractions: Internet Sites [Seattle] [with travel links], ...founded in 1976, has the unique distinction of being the first travel-only bookstore in the country. Since then we have continued to be home to a consortium of travel sages, inspired wanderers, book lovers and cartographic connoiseurs. Information for Tourists (Servers and Directories): CDC Health Information for International Travel Yahoo's Travel Page Travel Weekly (magazine) ("links to dozens of airlines") Travelocity [Sabre Interactive] [Travelocity's Flight Express puts you two clicks away from great travel bargains. Simply log in and tell us where you want to go.]
Extractions: Fall 2002 Prof. McGrath Schedule of Classes and Topics September 9 First Meeting: Orientation to Course Discussion of course organization and procedures Review of LDC, MDC experience and interests of class and faculty range of languages Term paper topics, standards Some definitions and concepts Common themes in urbanization worldwide September 16 South America: Cases and Concepts September 23 South America: Cases and Concepts (continued) La Carta de Machu-Picchu: aspirations and applications La Paz: Land reform, the journey to work, and an absence of plans Guayaquil: Contrast and conflict in pursuit of solutions Caracas: Some problems and a planning approach September 30 (Outlines due) Transportation, economic development, environmental concerns The roles of international financial institutions October 7 Asia: Cases and Concepts China and Japan contrasts and constraints in development planning Tokyo, Tsukuba, Hiroshima, Osaka
Iditarod Also links to park web pages. alaskan Links from Iditarod.com geography linkson aurora, volcanoes, earthquakes. Includes all major cities in alaska. http://www.pineriver.k12.mi.us/ms/iditarod/iditarod.html
Extractions: Pine River Middle School Who We Are Lesson and Projects Resources ... News Around the Middle Iditarod, The Last Great Race Iditarod Race Sites Alaska the State Teacher Ideas North to Alaska ... Student Sled Dog Race Iditarod Race Sites Iditarod Sled Dog Race Official Website - Zuma, Mushers, Rules and Policies, Vet Notes, History, Map and Mileage, Mushers' diaries, Facts and Fiction, Musher Positions and Stats, Archives, and More! Father of the Iditarod, Joe Redington Anchorage Daily News, The Iditarod - Iditarod Coverage, the Trail, the Mushers, The Last Great Race, Hall of Fame, and Great Pics! Cabela's Iditard Race Coverage - Great up to date news coverage and photos. Iditarod - Race Across Alaska - Musher Mania, Interview Gary Paulsen Explore the Trail Nome, The Iditarod Finish Line - General Information, History of the Red Lantern, The Last Great Race, Facts and Figures, Trail Map, Housing, Dog-Iditarod Daily Online Guide Iditarod Supersite - Current Standings, History, Race Rules, Musher Biographies , The Trail, Interviews, Video Race Rules - Rules of the Iditarod. The winner is determined by "the nose of the first dog to cross the finish line."
Boats Ebooks (e-books) Links Highway, which serves as a lifeline for many coastal communities in alaska. a totalof nine boats links tiny coastal communities and large cities alike. http://boats.hopcott.net/
Extractions: To navigate this site simply click on the ebooks (e-books) links above and below. A small collection of links to free stories is also provided to entertain you from Rob Hopcott and also a collection of my Favorite Links If you are looking for business books for the small business or entrepreneur click here To search for discounts on your favorite magazines US or Worldwide click here "In this newest version of the bestselling Cruising Alaska guidebook, Larry Ludmer explores in depth everything you need to know about passenger ships plying the Alaska waterways. Unlike most cruise guidebooks, Cruising Alaska puts the emphasis on hard facts ý not pretty pictures. The expanded 5th edition gives even more details on every cruise ship, large and small, the Alaska Marine Highway ferries, and 'Explorer' boats, which can navigate the smaller inlets."
Web Sites By Subject Net City net is a international guide to cities countries and communities aroundthe world. Kids Com - For grades 2-6 . It is an interactive geography game. http://internal.vusd.solanocoe.k12.ca.us/buck/study_links.htm
Extractions: Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Tools A comprehensive collection of web sites containing information for all school subject areas. Each link opens in a new page, enabling you to keep this BCS page open in the background for browsing to the many helpful links provided here. Additionally included are Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia tools, educational software links, and search engine links. Unfortunately, and outside of our control, sometimes links change, go dead, or the domains are sold to someone other than the original owner of the linked site. Although we try our best to keep abreast of these changes and keep all links updated, some may be missed. If you come across any of these please inform the Webmaster . For more information please visit the BCS Help Page and read the and information.
Extractions: Select Your City Anaktuvak Pass Anchorage Barrow Bethel Cape Newenham Cordova Denali Park Dillingham Dutch Harbor Fairbanks Galena Gustavus Haines Homer Juneau Kenai Ketchikan Kodiak Kotzebue McGrath Nenana Noon Paxson Petersburg Point Hope Port Alexander Pribilof Islands Seattle Sitka Skagway Soldotna St. Lawrence Island Talkeetna Unalakteet Valdez Wrangell Yakutat Out of five Alaska cities included in a national economic study, Juneau ranked second behind Homer as having the highest total nonprofit arts industry spending per capita. Information for Juneau was collected and submitted by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. "The Alaska State Council of the Arts asked us to participate," said Sybil Davis, JAHC executive director. "Juneau Lyric Opera, Juneau Symphony, Perseverance Theatre and Juneau Arts and Humanities Council participated. This speaks highly of our community."
World Almanac For Kids top. alaska is not divided into counties; the chief units of combining the functionsof boroughs and cities), 149 other incorporated communities, and 132 http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/explore/states/alaska.html
Extractions: ALASKA, one of the Pacific states, and the northernmost state of the U.S., occupying the NW extremity of North America; it is bounded on the N by the Arctic Ocean; on the E by the Yukon Territory and British Columbia; on the SE, S, and SW by the Pacific Ocean; and on the W by the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Arctic Ocean. The state includes two major island groups, the Aleutian Islands, which extend in an arc W from the SW corner of the mainland, and the Alexander Archipelago, adjacent to the SE coast of the mainland. ALASKA STATE FACTS DATE OF STATEHOOD: January 3, 1959; 49th state CAPITAL: Juneau MOTTO: North to the Future STATE SONG: STATE TREE: Sitka spruce STATE FLOWER: Forget-me-not STATE BIRD: Willow ptarmigan POPULATION (2000 census): 626,932; 48th among the states AREA: 1,700,139 sq km (656,424 sq mi); the largest state;