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Lessons & Units

A database of lessons and units searchable by content and cultural standards, cultural region and grade level. More units will be available soon. You can use Acrobat Reader to look at the PDF version of the Cover Sheet for the Units and Self-Assessment for Cultural Standards in Practice.


by Jonas Ramoth and Sidney Stephens

Appendix C - Weather Resources



Allaby, M. (1995) How the Weather Works. New York: Reader's Digest Association

Barr, B. (1994) Children and Science . New York: Unpublished Manuscript

Gould, A. (1988) Convection - A Current Event . Berkeley: Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

Hewitt, P. (1997) Conceptual Physics - Teacher's Edition. California: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (1972) Winds and Weather - Probing the Natural World/3. Florida: Florida State University (see Internet Resources)

Martz, C. (1999) KuC 1999 graduation address in Sharing Our Pathways. 4(4) 4-5

National Wildlife Federation (1971) Snow and Ice. Washington D. C.: National Wildlife Federation

Van Cleave, J. (1995) Weather. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Internet Resources

The Alaska Climate Research Center at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks provides up-to-date weather forecasts for the state as well as recent monthly summaries, historic data and links to other meteorological sites -

National Weather Service

GLOBE site (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) - teacher background information, learning activities, field protocols -

cloud chart photographs and descriptions

WW2010 - The Weather World 2010 Project was developed by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois (UIUC). WW2010 is a WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multi-media instructional resources. Online Guide to Meteorology - provides everything from activities to information on El Nino, atmospheric optics, and cloud catalog -

Weather and Climate sites with Lesson Plans and Activities - the "grand-daddy" of weather sites with links to electronic publications, weather related sites, weather images & maps, meteorology, lesson plans and activities, weather quizzes, and hazardous weather conditions

World Weather Watch - An Interactive, Weather Project -

Easy to use site for finding the weather for any city, state or zip code or country -

Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS) - an on-line, standards-based resource bank of science performance tasks indexed via National Science Education Standards.

Culture and Technology - on-line access to Intermediate Science Curriculum Study materials



Section I - Observing Locally

Section II - Understanding Wind

Section III - Connecting Globally

Appendix A - Selawik Weather Information from Jonas Ramoth

Appendix B - Assessment

Appendix C - Weather Resource List

Appendix D - Interdisciplinary Integration



Whouy Sze Kuinalth
"Teaching Our Many Grandchildren"
Tauhna Cauyalitahtug
(To Make a Drum)
Math Story Problems
St. Lawrence Island Rain Parka Winds and Weather Willow
Driftwood Snowshoes Moose
Plants of the Tundra Animal Classification for Yup'ik Region Rabbit Snaring
The Right Tool for the Job
Fishing Tools and Technology
Blackfish Family Tree
Medicinal Plants of the Kodiak Alutiiq Archipelago Beaver in Interior Alaska Digging and Preparing Spruce Roots
Moose in Interior Alaska Birds Around the Village  


Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum by Sidney Stephens
Excerpt: "The information and insights contained in this document will be of interest to anyone involved in bringing local knowledge to bear in school curriculum. Drawing upon the efforts of many people over a period of several years, Sidney Stephens has managed to distill and synthesize the critical ingredients for making the teaching of science relevant and meaningful in culturally adaptable ways."



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