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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: Alaska geography, Alaska history

Timeline: one month

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to help ensure the study of Alaska geography and history is enjoyable

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J. Boyle
Following the Iditarod
Dog Race

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Square bullet Activities

  • Research the history of the Iditarod Trail before the race.
  • Have students draw a huge map of Alaska, filling in mountain ranges, rivers, etc.
  • Sketch the Iditarod Trail.
  • Have each student pick a musher and follow his team, moving a marker along the Iditarod Trail as daily reports come in over the radio.
  • Discuss physical changes in the landscape as the mushers pass through; discuss effects of these changes on the musher and dogs.

Square bullet Resources

  • daily use of radio
  • butcher paper for map
  • write race committee for historical information
  • Iditarod Trail Committee (for materials and information on race)

  

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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