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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: social science

Timeline: one week annually

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to acquaint students with the local political process governing school district operation

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J. and V. Lewis
REAA School Board
Trip

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  • Obtain a schedule of meeting dates and places for the regional school board.
  • If possible, arrange for a meeting within your village. If not, arrange for travel, room, and board so your class can attend the meeting.
  • Prepare for the meeting by examining current issues within the district and statewide.
  • Help the students:

    formulate questions and discuss them prior to the meeting; write down questions to present at the meeting

    have the students all take minutes at the meeting. later compare them to the formal district minutes

    after the meeting, analyze the proceedings

    have the students draft correspondence for the board to review at their next meeting.

Square bullet Resources

  • your regional Native corporations might provide funding

Variations

  • Visit different forms of rural government such as city council, state legislature, community school committee, and tribal council.
  • Schedule specific student concerns on the meeting agenda; let the students represent themselves.

  

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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