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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: communications, art

Timeline: three to five weeks

Grade Levels: K-12

Purpose: to generate community interest in using the school library

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Nancy Stringham Buck
Community Use of
School Library

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  • Make posters to put up around town inviting people to visit the library at a "Library Open House." Send home flyers with students. Announce on CB. Push hard for attendance.
  • Make the library inviting and attractive with pictures, posters, comfortable chairs, and a showcase or display.
  • Label the sections of the library: Fiction, Animals, etc.
  • Make the open house a teaching experience by helping people locate books and check them out.

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  • Alaska State Library

Variations

  • Have some orientation classes showing people how to use the library. Students earn credit for training adults. If classes are in the evenings, they would earn extra credit. 
  • Have students take a few books and/ or magazines each week to parents and neighbors to show what is available and to increase interest in visiting the library.

 

Carving and Jewelry Co-Op

Fund-Raising: Concessions/Raffle/Auction/T-Shirt Sales

Rummage Sales

Mail Order Business

School-Based Enterprises

Café Operation

Open House

Community Use of School Library

Village Recreation

Guest Speakers

Newspapers

Local Livelihood

On-the-Job/Cooperative Education

College Preparation

Teacher's Aide Training

Managing Community Affairs

Land Claims Brainstorming

The Corporation Game or Alaska Monopoly

Reconveyances: ANCSA Studies

Resource Development Options

City Council Meeting Simulation

Mock Board of Directors Meeting

REAA School Board Trip

Your Village

Family Tree

Village Archaeology

Building Traditional Dwellings

Cultural Heritage Projects

Traditional Hunters Manual

Ethnic Dinners

Following the Iditarod Dog Race

Visit to the Tribes

Trip to Mexico

Cross-Country Skiing

Firearms Handling

First-Aid Training

Christmas Shopping      

 

 

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