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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: communications, social studies 

Timeline: weekly or bimonthly

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to open the community to the students and the school to the community; to encourage students to use communications skills; to help record the oral history of the community

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K. Yoder
"Focus on Your Village": a short videotaped news program

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Square bullet Activities

  • Develop a weekly news program based on recent events in the school and in the community.
  • Record interviews with long-term residents of the community for a record of local history.
  • Have students:

    conduct interviews

    write scripts

    handle all phases of production (taping, editing, broadcasting, etc.).

Square bullet Resources

  • videocamera, portable videodeck, battery packs, monitor, one portable deck for editing, videotapes, microphones, and cables with a good selection of fittings
  • (1978). Taping It Together. Boston, MA: Media Project, Urban Planning Aid
  • Murry, Michael. (1974). The Videotape Book. New York: Taplinger
  • Ptarmigan TV: A Teacher's Guide to Video. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Phillips, Victor. (1972). The Videotape Recorder in the Classroom. Wenatchee, WA: Phillips Media
  • Martz, Mike. Low Power Radio Station. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies.

Variations

  • Broadcast the show over a mini TV station.
  • Produce the shows for circulation throughout the region, or the state.
  • Exchange programs with other schools/villages.
  • Set up and operate a local radio station.

  

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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Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
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Last modified August 17, 2006