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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: all

Timeline: three months

Grade Levels: 7-12

Purpose: to introduce the students to an urban newspaper that reports local, state, national, and international events; to expose students to problems other people in the world face

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J. Boyle
Newspapers

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Square bullet Activities

  • Subscribe to an Anchorage daily newspaper.
  • Discuss the news in class.
  • Analyze world affairs, financial news, local issues, weather conditions, sports, classified listings, editorial page, letters to the editor, etc.

Square bullet Resources

  • Anchorage Times, Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Juneau Empire, local papers
  • encyclopedias to gather more information on subjects mentioned in the newspaper

Variations

  • Subscribe to several newspapers and compare the different ways they cover the same story.
  • Include The Tundra Times and The Tundra Drums.

 

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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