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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: all

Time line: open

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to include the traditional and contempoary aspects of the students' culture in the school's program of study

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J. and V. Lewis
Cultural Heritage
Projects

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Square bullet Activities

  • Have students determine aspects of village/community life that are not addressed in the school program.
  • Set up projects and order necessary materials. Projects should be tied to readings in regular classroom subjects. For example, the construction of beaded items should accompany research on beadwork designs throughout the United States.
  • Recruit cultural heritage instructors from the community.
  • Suggested projects include:

    skin sewing

    traditional shelter construction

    traditional hunting tool construction

    tanning

    boat and sled construction

    carving

    weaving

    jewelry

    food gathering and preparation

Square bullet Resources

  • Federal programs:

    grants

    JOM

    BIA

    Indian Education bilingual/bicultural

  • Village/community resource people

Variations

  • The finished items may be sold, raffled, or auctioned to provide funds for project continuation.
  • Sponsor field trips emphasizing traditional activities.
  • Allow community members to design and run the program.

  

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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Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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Last modified August 17, 2006