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6-8 Grade Unit


Unit: Dog Salmon

Unit Objective: the students will learn the modern and traditional utilization of the Dog Salmon as well as the Athabascan terminology.

Content Areas: the focus of the unit will be on Math and Science, but language arts and technology will be incorporated into the unit.

Students: 6-8 grade students in a village setting.

Time: 1 to 1 1/2 hour time slots.

Rationale of the Unit: the salmon is an integral part of village life in interior Alaska. The students should know the modern utilization of the salmon as well as the traditional Athabascan uses.

Supplies: 3-4 Dog Salmon, 12-15 white fish or grayling, a detailed local river map.