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Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: shop (vocational ed), math, science

Timeline: four weeks; two class periods/day

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to alert students to common home maintenance problems; to provide solutions

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D. Madara
Basic Home
Maintenance

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Square bullet Activities

  • Spend one week on each of the major problem areas:
  • heating systems
    plumbing
    wiring
    energy efficiency (insulation, etc.).

  • Plan classroom instruction and hands-on experience:

    school maintenance men might be available as instructors school plumbing, heating, etc., systems might be used as models tackle actual problems in homes.

Square bullet Resources

  • basic household tools
  • school maintenance engineers 
  • Building in the North
  • How to Build a Super-Insulated House
  • Cooperative Extension Service

Variations

  • Incorporate a unit on home safety.
  • Expand the unit on energy efficiency.

  

Village Map and Directory

Land Selection

Local Weather Station

Star Mapping

6" Newtonian Reflecting Telescope Construction

Planetarium Construction

Investigation of Snow Melting

Insulation Experiments: Cardboard Boxes/Snow-Fenced Houses

Durable, Energy-Efficient Homes

Practical Application of Alternative Energy System

Solar Energy Uses

Construction of School/Community Facilities

Bush Shop or How to Learn Carpentry Without Wood

Basic Home Maintenance

Snowmachine Maintenance

Glider Construction (Aviation Shop)

Subsistence Tool Construction

Operating a Trapline, Subsistence Trapline, or Subsistence Net

Survival Skills

Heritage Campout

Netting Fish Efficiently

Natural History

Study of a Food Resource

Effects of Diet on Mice or Rats

Medicinal Plants

Farming the Sea

Summer Marine Science Program

Vegetable Gardening

Greenhouse Construction and Gardening

Chicken Farming

Water Usage Study

Garbage Disposal

Village Dogs

Fire Safety

 

 

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