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Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: physical education

Timeline: yearly

Grade Levels: K-12

Purpose: to promote cross-country skiing and solidarity among geographically separate student groups; to provide professional cross-country ski instruction

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M. Harrington and J. and V. Lewis
Cross-Country Skiing

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Square bullet Activities·

  • Plan a ski meet. Feature:

    speed events

    three-legged races on snowshoes and skis

    hot drinks and hot dogs.

  • Arrange a ski clinic:

    contact an organized ski club in an urban area; many clubs are willing to travel to villages for instructional workshops; arrange travel and accommodations.

Square bullet Resources

  • University of Alaska ski teams
  • regional Native corporations
  • for shared charter flights: agencies conducting business in the area

Variations

  • Include other events in the meet: distance events and novelty events like team tea-making (three people form a team; they ski to a given destination where there is water, tea, and fife-making materials. The first team to brew a cup of tea wins).
  • Include the meet in a biathlon (target shooting and cross-country skiing). 
  • Hold clinics/workshops for other sports.
  • Invite other schools to take part in the clinic; involve the community. 
  • Students might travel to urban areas for a workshop.
 

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      

 

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

 

 

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Last modified August 17, 2006