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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: all

Timeline: open

Grade Levels: 9-12

Purpose: to employ communication skills in modes other than the written word; to integrate academic disciplines in a project

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J. and V. Lewis
Student A/V
Presentation

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  • Have students select a theme, preferably from their own experience.
  • Develop this theme with:

    photographic essays

    movies

    recorded interviews

    artwork.

  • Organize and categorize the pictorial/graphic material.
  • Have students select the best and most appropriate material to illustrate the them.
  • Integrate it all into a video production or programmed slide show.

Square bullet Resources

  • slide projectors/dissolve controls
  • cameras
  • recording equipment (audio and video)
  • rear projection screens (if possible)
  • local TV stations
  • library resources (books, records, movies, etc.) 
  • book clubs

Variations

  • Set a pictorial essay to music.
  • Transcribe books:

    enroll students in book clubs, so they all receive the same books

    have a student transcribe books with illustrations onto videocassette (use book illustrations or make illustrations)

    air the show on television. Everyone with the book can follow along

    keep a library of completed tapes.

  • Use plays, newspapers, and magazines.
  • Dramatize student stories.
  • Build a learning center around the tape library.
  • Use animation.
  • Use program to advertise, recruit personnel, etc.
 

Artist in Residence Program

Community Mural Project

Elder Posters and Interviews

Literature from Life History and Village Lore

Bilingual Exercise

Illustrated History of Eskimo Games

Freeze-Up Essays

Literacy Bank

Elementary Reader

Grant and Proposal Writing

Student A/V Presentation

"Focus on Your Village," a short videotaped news program

Developmental Photography

Film and Video Scripting

Animation

Producing a Play

Ceramics-Chess Class

Block Print Sales

Weavers Guild

 

 

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Last modified August 17, 2006