Civics Lessons for Students

Alaska Lesson, Page 2

Juneau - Capital of Alaska - State Capitol Building

Capital of Alaska

  • Juneau is the capital of Alaska. It became the capital in 1906.

  • Juneau is located in the southern part of the state.
  • The city shares an international border with Canada.


Forget Me Not - State Flower of Alaska

Forget-Me-Not Flower

  • Alaska's state flower is the forget-me-not.

  • Most forget-me-nots are blue, but some are white or pink.

  • The blooms have five small flat petals.


Willow Ptarmigan - State Bird of Alaska

Willow Ptarmigan

  • Alaska's state bird is the willow ptarmigan.

  • Willow ptarmigans have brown feathers that turn white in the winter.

  • Willow ptarmigans are vegetarians and male birds are larger than the females.

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