1. Along with the pledge of allegiance, you sang the Alaska Flag Song every morning.
Before diving into each day’s work, your class sang an ode to “the simple flag of the last frontier.” Your first sign language lesson was probably learning and stumbling through the song’s accompanying ASL on a daily basis.
2. Fish and Wildlife were regulars in the classroom.
When these visitors dropped into your science class, things got interesting. At my school, Fish and Wildlife once showed up with two moose fetuses and a heart – freshly ripped from a moose that had been hit by a car earlier in the day. Whether lecturing on bear safety or salmon life cycles, a visit from Fish and Wildlife could range from fascinating to grim, but it usually meant some excitement.