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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, current events, government

Timeline: one day

Grade Levels: high school

Purpose: to pursue ideas already held by students; to plan direction, of study; to work cooperatively as a group

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S. Steele
Land Claims
Brainstorming

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Square bullet Activities

  • Write the words "LAND CLAIMS" on the board or on a large piece of paper. Have the students say out loud whatever words or ideas come to mind when they think of land claims.
  • Write down everything that is said. Here is an example:
land claims
  • When ideas have been exhausted, ask students if they see any patterns. Which ideas go together? Regroup everything that goes together on the board or page.
  • Guide the discussion, but let it flow from the students' ideas. Encourage "why" and "how" questions.
  • Use the focus of discussion as a topic for the next unit.

Square bullet Resources

  • Kohl, Herbert. On Teaching 
  • North Slope Student Corporations Handbook, North Slope Borough School District

Variations

  • Record the session and play it back after further study.
  • Let students work in small groups, then combine group ideas.

  

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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Last modified August 17, 2006