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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: agriculture, business, biology

Timeline: 12 weeks

Grade Levels: 4-12

Purpose: to provide a food resource by employing simple farming principles

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Chicken Farming

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Square bullet Activities

  • Find a mink- and dog-proof shed or closet install a light bulb.
  • Order chickens and feed from a feed store:

    the older the chickens, the less mortality

    if you are interested in egg production, order layers and roosters

    if you are interested in the meat, order broilers.

  • Maintain and harvest the chicken farm:

    sell or distribute or eat the eggs; eat the broilers after 12-18 weeks

    in freezing weather, substitute snow for water, if chickens get their feet wet, they will freeze.

Square bullet Resources

  • a dry shed or closet, a light bulb, chicks, food
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Agriculture and Land Resource Management, Agricultural Experimental Station
  • Cooperative Extension Service

Variation

  • Substitute ducks, geese, turkeys, or other exotic poultry. (Chickens are hardier and less prone to disease.)

 

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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Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
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Last modified August 17, 2006