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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: communications, social studies, civics

Timeline: one month

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to acquaint students with funding sources and procedures; to acquire funds to support a student project to teach reading and writing by grant writing

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Sherie Steele and Barbara Harrison
Grant and Proposal
Writing

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Square bullet Activities

  • Develop a proposal to submit to the city council:

    decide on and define a project

    include objectives, contribution to the community, etc.

    include a budget, cash-flow chart, written justification

    request to be placed on city council agenda to present proposal

    if rejected, reevaluate and rewrite; lobby.

  • Write minigrant proposals to submit to state and federal agencies (for assistance with small purchases, freight costs, etc.).

Square bullet Resources

  • The Foundation Center, 888 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 for these publications:

    About Foundations: How to Find the Facts You Need to Get a Grant ($5)

    Foundation Directory

    Foundation Grants to Individuals

  • city, state, and regional and village corporation offices have directories of resources
  • grant forms
  • money for matching funds
  • inexpensive book distribution program
  • Reading is Fundamental, Inc.

    L'Enfant 2500
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, DC 20560
    (202) 381-6117

Variations

  • Apply for another grant (e.g., Small Energy, Applied Technology).
  • Have a groups of students work on a RIF (Reading is Fundamental) grant:

    to purchase books for a community, with matching federal funds ($100-150,000), half of which must be given to the community

    students would receive nonprofit status to raise money, submit grants, establish and administer a reading motivation program, and submit reports and audits.

  

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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Last modified August 17, 2006