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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 studies, Spanish

Timeline: one semester

Grade Levels: 7-12

Purpose: to involve students in the planning of a trip to a foreign country

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K. Ladegard
Trip to Mexico

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  • The class will spend one month in Mexico. As a class, they are responsible for planning the entire trip. Their planning projects include:

    writing to the Mexico Travel Bureau and requesting all available information on travel, expense, etc. (i.e., bus routes, trains, planes-their routes, fares, and schedules)

    writing to the Mexico Chamber of Commerce or Tourist Bureau for maps sending for the South American Handbook (a British publication) determining as a group where they want to go in Mexico researching historical information on the various sites they plan to visit setting up appointments for shots, passport pictures, etc. learning about currency exchange rates.

Square bullet Resources

  • travel agency
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • United Nations
  • Mexican Oficina de Turisnu
  • American Express Office
  • American Embassy
  • Department of Linguistics and Foreign Languages, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Spanish records, tapes, movies, history books, etc.
  • Southern American Handbook

Variations

  • Plan trips to other countries.
 

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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