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Detail of Russian map of Alaska

[Detail] Rossiisko - Amerikanskie vladeniia

Student Resources

Russian Anti-Sale Considerations

  • Read the brief background essays Key Players in the Alaska Purchase and Russia and the Sale of Alaska.
  • Analyze the primary sources listed, completing a Primary Source Analysis Tool for each item. Your teacher may have additional questions and may require additional research.
  • Prepare a list of the strongest arguments for the position which your group has been assigned. Decide how your group will present the arguments during the class debate, following your teacher’s directions.

Russian Pro-Sale Considerations

  • Read the brief background essays Key Players in the Alaska Purchase and Russia and the Sale of Alaska.
  • Analyze the primary sources listed, completing a Primary Source Analysis Tool for each item. Your teacher may have additional questions and may require additional research.
  • Prepare a list of the strongest arguments for the position which your group has been assigned. Decide how your group will present the arguments during the class debate, following your teacher’s directions.

American Anti-Purchase Considerations

  • Read the brief background essays Key Players in the Alaska Purchase and Russia and the Sale of Alaska.
  • Analyze the primary sources listed, completing a Primary Source Analysis Tool for each item. Your teacher may have additional questions and may require additional research.
  • Prepare a list of the strongest arguments for the position which your group has been assigned. Decide how your group will present the arguments during the class debate, following your teacher’s directions.

American Pro-Purchase Considerations

  • Read the brief background essays Key Players in the Alaska Purchase and Russia and the Sale of Alaska.
  • Analyze the primary sources listed, completing a Primary Source Analysis Tool for each item. Your teacher may have additional questions and may require additional research.
  • Prepare a list of the strongest arguments for the position which your group has been assigned. Decide how your group will present the arguments during the class debate, following your teacher’s directions.

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