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Native Pathways to Education
Alaska Native Cultural Resources
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Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: social science

Timeline: two weeks

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to give students an understanding of family lines and help develop a sense of community Identity

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J. and V. Lewis
Family Tree

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Square bullet Activities

  • Have each student sketch on butcher paper his or her family tree:

    begin with oneself

    trace paternal and maternal lines as far back as possible

    interview relatives and elders in the community to extend the tree

    if necessary, write out-of-town relatives, hospitals, churches, and state records offices.

  • Transcribe the chart onto matte board. 
  • Encourage comparison.

Square bullet Resources

  • church records 
  • hospital and state records (vital statistics) 
  • informants within the community 
  • relations of students
  • computer genealogy program

Variations

  • Develop complete integrated family trees in a mural formal. This mural could include students, parents, and all community members.

 

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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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756730
Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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Last modified August 17, 2006