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Native Pathways to Education
Alaska Native Cultural Resources
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Curriculum Resources for the Alaskan Environment

Subject Areas: behavioral science, animal training, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine

Timeline: open

Grade Levels: K-12

Purpose: to cope with loose dogs; to provide proper care for valued animals

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K. Fredericks and E. Meade
Village Dogs

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Square bullet Activities

  • Instruct children in dog defense:

    how to read dog "body language"

    how to avoid or cope with dog attacks.

  • Conduct training sessions in:

    obedience

    specialized training: sled dogs, bird dogs.

  • Sponsor a veterinary apprentice program:

    invite a vet into the classroom

    build a kennel where the vet can hold a clinic; continue to house sick animals in the kennel

    practice diagnosis and learn treatment

    practice taking temperature, making splints, giving shots

    study preventive methods and medicine, dog nutrition.

Square bullet Resources

  • State Library System (books on animal training)
  • Alaska Division of Environmental Health
  • Cooperative Extension Service

Variations

  • Open the veterinarian program it the village.
  • Compile lore on dogs and mushing from older people.
 

Village Map and Directory

Land Selection

Local Weather Station

Star Mapping

6" Newtonian Reflecting Telescope Construction

Planetarium Construction

Investigation of Snow Melting

Insulation Experiments: Cardboard Boxes/Snow-Fenced Houses

Durable, Energy-Efficient Homes

Practical Application of Alternative Energy System

Solar Energy Uses

Construction of School/Community Facilities

Bush Shop or How to Learn Carpentry Without Wood

Basic Home Maintenance

Snowmachine Maintenance

Glider Construction (Aviation Shop)

Subsistence Tool Construction

Operating a Trapline, Subsistence Trapline, or Subsistence Net

Survival Skills

Heritage Campout

Netting Fish Efficiently

Natural History

Study of a Food Resource

Effects of Diet on Mice or Rats

Medicinal Plants

Farming the Sea

Summer Marine Science Program

Vegetable Gardening

Greenhouse Construction and Gardening

Chicken Farming

Water Usage Study

Garbage Disposal

Village Dogs

Fire Safety

 

 

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