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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: photography art, language arts, communications, media, math, carpentry, local history, bilingual 

Timeline: two-four weeks

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to promote student-community interaction and communication between young and old; to learn new skills

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G. Harbeson
Elder Posters and Interviews

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Square bullet Activities

  • Photograph and interview elders on tape.
  • Transcribe tapes:
  • if the community is bilingual, transcribe to each language.

  • Develop the film. Select shots to send to a lab to be made in to posters about 4' x 6'.
  • Mount and frame the posters along with the transcripts.
  • Make a scrapbook with 8" x 10" prints and notes from the transcript. Keep in the library.

Square bullet Resources

  • person knowledgeable in photography, or with strong interest
  • cameras, film, darkroom and equipment, recorders, tape
  • equipment and material for framing
  • local intermediary person or translator (optional)
  • local bilingual person (optional)
  • money to buy necessary materials, pay for processing, etc.
  • ads in Photography magazine
  • Foxfire projects and books (for ideas)
  • libraries for photography manuals

Variations

  • Use a video tape recorder for interviews and make available for public library use and local TV broadcasting.
  • Make the scrapbook for publication.
  • Use local materials for framing.
  • Do as a unit for bilingual learning or history project.
  • Have student make the large blow-ups themselves.

  

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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