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6-8 Grade Unit
Lesson seven

Materials: salmon skin bag materials, chalk board, journals, and pencils.

Objectives: the students will record the stories of the spiritual and nutritional values of the Dog Salmon. The students will practice the Athabascan terms for the salmon parts.

Alaska Standards: Science A15, B2, D1, and D2. Language Arts B3, C1, and C3. Technology A1,A2,B1,D1,E3, and E6.

Cultural Standards: A1, A2, A3,B1, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7.

Procedures: The teacher will invite 2-3 local Elders prior to this day. The teacher must prepare the Elders for the day by explaining that the students want to hear traditional stories(Salmon stories would be great, but any traditional story would be good). The students may listen to the stories as they work on completing their fish skin bags or they may take notes as the Elders speak.

Evaluation: each student will complete the salmon skin bag. The students will record the stories in their journals . The students will type up one of the stories and enter it into a local newsletter or newspaper. The teacher will evaluate the journals every two to three days for correct procedures.

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