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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: biology, ecology, geography/mapping, geology, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Timeline: two to three weeks

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to explore the various sciences as they relate to land selections, of the Land Claims Act

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Land Selection

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Square bullet Activities

  • Research the value of available lands:

    read biological and geological surveys

    if land is nearby, take a field trip there; take botanical and soil samples, pictures, and field notes (weather, animal sightings, droppings, etc.).

  • Set corporate goals on land use.
  • Select lands best suited to your goals.

Square bullet Resources

  • regional and village corporation files, minutes, and maps
  • Unites States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • books on the biology, botany, and geology of Alaska
  • Bureau of Land Management maps and surveys
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • United States Geological Survey
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Variation

  • Variations will depend on corporation goals (i.e., mineral development would emphasize different subjects and concerns than would the development of fur or fish industry).

 

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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Last modified August 17, 2006