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Native Pathways to Education
Alaska Native Cultural Resources
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
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Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: English, grammar, language arts, bilingual class

Timeline: two-three weeks

Grade Levels: 4-12

Purpose: to show the students how different languages are written or spoken; to help the students develop a better understanding of language

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Bilingual Exercise

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Square bullet Activities

  • Develop a dictionary of the local language.
  • Compare the grammar of an Indo-European language to that of a Native Alaskan language.
  • Interview elders about language differences.
  • Discuss the differences: point out concepts that don't translate from each language to the other.
  • Have the students discuss why it is easier to talk about certain ideas in a particular language.

Square bullet Resources

  • Alaska Native Language Center
  • local bilingual instructors
  • elders

Variation

  • Trace the history of each language; introduce phonological development.
  • Use a computer database to create a translation dictionary.
  • Compare the local dialect of English with standard usage.
 

Artist in Residence Program

Community Mural Project

Elder Posters and Interviews

Literature from Life History and Village Lore

Bilingual Exercise

Illustrated History of Eskimo Games

Freeze-Up Essays

Literacy Bank

Elementary Reader

Grant and Proposal Writing

Student A/V Presentation

"Focus on Your Village," a short videotaped news program

Developmental Photography

Film and Video Scripting

Animation

Producing a Play

Ceramics-Chess Class

Block Print Sales

Weavers Guild

 

 

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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756730
Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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