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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: history. English, art, bilingual

Timeline: around Christmas or other occasions for Eskimo games

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to preserve local history

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T. Gillespie
Illustrated History of Eskimo Games

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Square bullet Activities

  • Attend the Eskimo games and photograph the events.
  • Talk to elders about:

    how the games used to be

    what games are no longer practiced.

  • Make illustrations of games that are no longer practiced (use models in appropriate positions).
  • Note differences between neighboring villages; between Eskimos in Alaska and Canada.
  • Collect old photographs.
  • Translate text into the Native language.
  • Assemble into a booklet or pamphlet.
  • Use as a teaching resource in other years, other grades.

Square bullet Resources

  • the village games
  • libraries for photography resources
  • old photos
  • Chamai: A Curriculum Guide to Community and Culturally Based Communication Skill Development, Department of Education

Variations

  • Produce a "cinema verte" film.
  • Produce a slide show.

 

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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