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Native Pathways to Education
Alaska Native Cultural Resources
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Education Worldwide
 

Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: math, ceramics, chess, local and natural history

Timeline: one month

Grade Levels: open

Purpose: to teach the skills of ceramics and chess

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T. Gillespie
Ceramics-Chess
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Square bullet Activities

  • Develop the basic skills of ceramics:

    hand building

    throwing

    glazing

    tiring.

  • Learn to play chess.
  • Draw chess-set designs with a particular theme in mind:

    indigenous human population

    animals

    genealogical

    historical

    village politics.

  • Complete the design with a color scheme and three-side view drawings.
  • Hand build the pieces, glaze, and fire.
  • Build molds for the pieces if you have an interest in marketing.

Square bullet Resources

  • a chess player
  • a potter
  • clay, glazes, and a kiln (make the kiln)

Variations

  • Make sets from ivory, bone, baleen, soapstone, or any combination.
  • Make cribbage boards.

  

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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Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
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Last modified August 17, 2006