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Native Pathways to Education
Alaska Native Cultural Resources
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Education Worldwide
 

Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: reading, math, science, shop, business, government

Timeline: two months

Grade Levels: 7-12

Purpose: to provide students skills for managing current affairs; to acquaint students with contemporary issues in politics, health, and education

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T. Cochran
Managing Community
Affairs

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Square bullet Activities

  • Invite regional/village officials into the classroom to discuss their job responsibilities, necessary skills, problems and how they solve them, and their own personal perspectives on their positions.
  • Set up internships in the positions introduced by the visitors. Let students choose their internships:

    students will observe and participate in regular business associated with the positions, including scheduled meetings.

Square bullet Resources

  • Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act education materials
  • your regional corporations, both profit and nonprofit
  • village/IRA council representatives
  • corporation officials
  • school board members
  • health aides
  • church officials
  • law enforcement personnel

Variations

  • After the officials have visited and discussed their jobs with students, brainstorm problems and issues that student interns can research while on-the-job.

 

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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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756730
Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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Last modified August 17, 2006