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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: math and measurement, aviation history, possibly meteorology and navigation

Timeline: up to two years

Grads Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to promote vocational and recreational interest in aviation; to provide experience in wood and metal fabrication

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B. Harrison
Glider Construction
(Aviation Shop)

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Square bullet Activities

  • In classroom, study aviation:

    the historical development of aviation the impact of aviation on our way of life opportunities in the field of aviation

    elementary principles of flight, meteorology, and navigation

    principles of airframe construction.

  • In shop, construct glider.

Square bullet Resources

  • wood and metal materials
  • bench saw, sabre saw, drill
  • total materials cost approximately $250
  • film library
  • plans from Harlan Experimental Aircraft, P.O. Box 1904, Carson City, NV 89701, "The Low and Slow Derriere Glider" 
  • Teaching Ideas for Aviation Education, Vols. 1 and 2, Cessna Publications, P.O. Box 1521, Wichita, KS 67201

Variations

  • Build a model first. Learn to fly the glider.
  • Include aviation ground school course.

  

Village Map and Directory

Land Selection

Local Weather Station

Star Mapping

6" Newtonian Reflecting Telescope Construction

Planetarium Construction

Investigation of Snow Melting

Insulation Experiments: Cardboard Boxes/Snow-Fenced Houses

Durable, Energy-Efficient Homes

Practical Application of Alternative Energy System

Solar Energy Uses

Construction of School/Community Facilities

Bush Shop or How to Learn Carpentry Without Wood

Basic Home Maintenance

Snowmachine Maintenance

Glider Construction (Aviation Shop)

Subsistence Tool Construction

Operating a Trapline, Subsistence Trapline, or Subsistence Net

Survival Skills

Heritage Campout

Netting Fish Efficiently

Natural History

Study of a Food Resource

Effects of Diet on Mice or Rats

Medicinal Plants

Farming the Sea

Summer Marine Science Program

Vegetable Gardening

Greenhouse Construction and Gardening

Chicken Farming

Water Usage Study

Garbage Disposal

Village Dogs

Fire Safety

 

 

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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
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Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
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Last modified August 17, 2006